AIR FORCE - AFI 36-1004
CIVILIAN RECOGNITION PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||26 April 2019|
a. Instruction. This instruction is composed of several volumes, each containing its own purpose. The purpose of the overall instruction, in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (a)), is to establish and implement policy, establish procedures, provide guidelines and model programs, delegate authority, and assign responsibilities regarding civilian personnel management within the DoD.
b. Volume. In accordance with the authority in DoDD 1400.25 (Reference (b)), this volume reissues subchapter 451 of this instruction (Reference (c)) and establishes DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, delegates authority, and establishes requirements, pursuant to the authority of parts 451 and 531 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (Reference (d)) and section 5336 and chapter 45 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (e)), for DoD civilian employee awards and awards programs. It:
(1) Establishes DoD-level awards for private citizens, groups, or organizations.
(2) Provides guidance for:
(a) Awards for DoD civilian employees.
(b) Awards established by the DoD Components for private citizens and others.
(c) Awards to military personnel for disclosures, suggestions, inventions, and scientific achievements in accordance with section 1124 of Title 10, U.S.C. (Reference (f)).
(3) Issues procedures to be observed by the DoD Components in recognizing or recommending civilian employees or others to the Secretary of Defense for Presidential-level awards established by Executive Orders 10717, 9586, and 11494 (References (g) through (i)).
(4) (Added)(AF) Issues procedures for Air Force Commanders to recognize or recommend civilian employees for other Air Force level awards.
(5) (Added)(AF) INTENT. The intent of the recognition program is to foster mission accomplishment by recognizing excellence of civilian employees and motivating them to high levels of performance and service.