5 CFR 451.201 - Authority and coverage.
(b) Awards granted under paragraph (a) of this section are subject to the restrictions as specified in § 451.105.
(1) By his/her suggestion, invention or other personal effort contributes to the efficiency, economy, or other improvement of Government operations, or achieves a significant reduction in paperwork; or
(2) Performs an exceptionally meritorious special act or service in the public interest in connection with or related to official employment.
(d) This subpart applies to agencies as defined in section 4501 of title 5, United States Code.