Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–551.02. Bonus pay and special awards pay; generally.

(a) Unless authorized pursuant to this subchapter, no funds shall be used to support the categories of bonus pay or special awards pay. The prohibition on the use of funds under this subchapter shall include funds appropriated to any agency, department, unit, or instrumentality of the District of Columbia government, and, unless specifically authorized in a grant agreement, any funds disbursed by the District through a grant.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, an agency, department, unit, or instrumentality of the District of Columbia government may use funds to support the categories of bonus pay or special awards pay if the agency, department, unit, or instrumentality establishes a Performance Based Rewards Program pursuant to § 1-551.03 and meets the other requirements of this subchapter.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, each personnel authority of the Council, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, and the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions may use funds to support bonus pay or special awards pay.


(Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 1002, 63 DCR 10775; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 1072(a), 64 DCR 7652.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1072(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1072(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).