The Secretary’s Awards Program is designed to recognize the career service and contributions of DOE employees to the mission of the Department and to the benefit of our Nation. The Program is comprised of three award types. The Secretary’s Honor Awards represent the highest internal non-monetary recognition that our employees can receive. The Secretary’s Departure Awards recognizes notable career dedication and outstanding service to the Department and the American public. The Secretary’s Appreciation Awards are given to individuals and groups for superlative contributions to the Agency mission.