*** New Website Look and Content changes coming March 28th ***



Skip navigation links
CHR Home
Employment
Benefits
Compensation
Training & Development
Executive Management
HR Offices
Programs & Services
Skip navigation links
Pay Systems
Policy Memos
Recognition & Awards
Honorary Awards
Resource Library
Classification
Resource Library

 AWARDS FOR NAVY CAREER CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

Three Top "Civilian Service" Honorary Awards

AWARD: Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award (DCSA)
LEVEL: Highest civilian award for extraordinary service, specific achievements and/or
accomplishments, or heroism in a life-threatening situation
AUTHORITY FOR
SIGNATURE:
Secretary of the Navy or Acting Secretary of the Navy (ONLY)
DARP REVIEW? Required
COGNIZANT OFFICE: Executive Personnel & Leadership Development Division (DP6), ODASN(CP/EEO)
CONTACT(S): (202) 685-6667





AWARD: Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (SCSA)
LEVEL: 2nd highest civilian award for Navy employees
AUTHORITY FOR
SIGNATURE:
UNSECNAV, ASNs, Commanders of Major Commands
DARP REVIEW? NOT required
COGNIZANT OFFICE: Servicing HRO or Local Awards Coordinator





AWARD: Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award (MCSA)
LEVEL: 3rd highest civilian award Navy employees
AUTHORITY FOR
SIGNATURE:
Activity Heads
DARP REVIEW? NOT required
COGNIZANT OFFICE: HRO or Local Awards contact

 AWARDS FOR NON-CAREER NAVY EMPLOYEES AND NON-NAVY INDIVIDUALS

Honorary Awards to Private Citizens & Organizations

AWARD: Navy Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA)
LEVEL: Highest award for a non-Navy individual and/or non-career Navy employees
including political appointees; given for contributions/ accomplishments that
have had Navy-wide, or beyond, impact
AUTHORITY FOR
SIGNATURE:
Secretary of the Navy or Acting Secretary of the Navy (ONLY)
DARP REVIEW? Required
COGNIZANT OFFICE: Executive Personnel & Leadership Development Division (DP6), ODASN(CP/EEO)
CONTACT(S): (202) 685-6667





AWARD: Navy Superior Public Service Award (SPSA)
LEVEL: 2nd highest award for a non-Navy individual and/or non-career Navy employees;
for contributions/ accomplishments that have substantially impacted
large organizational element (e.g., Command) or large geographical area
(e.g. Tidewater area, SW US, etc.)
AUTHORITY FOR
SIGNATURE:
Secretary of the Navy or Acting Secretary of the Navy; may also be signed by
UNSECNAV, ASNs, CNO, CMC, GC, and CNR
DARP REVIEW? DARP review required IF award is to be approved/signed by SECNAV;
DARP review NOT required if signed below SECNAV level
COGNIZANT OFFICE: DP6 (if DARP)
DON/AA/SHHRO if other Secretariat official signs





AWARD: Navy Meritorious Public Service Award (MPSA)
LEVEL: 3rd highest award for non-Navy individual and/or non-career Navy employees;
impact of contributions to an Activity or small geographical area
(e.g., a city or base)
AUTHORITY FOR
SIGNATURE:
Secretary of the Navy or Acting Secretary of the Navy; may also be signed by
UNSECNAV, ASNs, CNO, CMC, GC, and CNR
DARP REVIEW? DARP review required IF award is to be approved/signed by SECNAV;
DARP review NOT required if signed below SECNAV level
COGNIZANT OFFICE: Servicing HRO or Awards Coordinator locally
Emergency Preparedness
Key Strategic Documents
Website Accessibility/Section 508
Privacy Notice Terms of Use Contact Us
614 Sicard Street SE, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20374-5072
This is an official U.S. Navy website
FOIA NAVY.mil
No FEAR Act Navy IG
EEO USA.gov