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Performance Management Handbook (Recognition Section) Appendix E

APPENDIX E. Honor Awards Nomination System (HANS) Overview

The HANS is a centralized web-based system for entering, editing, reviewing, and approving award nominations. This system is designed to be very user-friendly, with all actions originating from a menu-driven HANS Main Menu. The system will prompt you every step of the way and provide detailed instructions, in the form of help boxes, on most blocks of the form.

Internet Address

Note* The HANS system is currently not operational. Direct questions about the Honor Awards nomination process to Michael Osver at mosver@doc.gov.


Nomination information that is transmitted over the Internet is encrypted to ensure privacy.

System Requirements

Browser - The system is designed to operate using Netscape Navigator or Microsoft's Internet Explorer at 4.0 or higher. If your current browser is less than 4.0, you may download an upgrade, at no cost, at: http://www.microsoft.com/.

Screen Resolution - HANS was designed to work best with a screen resolution of 800 x 600. A resolution of less than that amount may affect the appearance of the image. You may adjust your resolution through the Control Panel feature in Windows.