Can the SAE approve a CCAS and a Non CCAS award or are these references one in the same?

CCAS and Non-CCAS awards are different. CCAS awards apply towards the CA cap and are approved by the Pay Pool Manager. Non-CCAS awards (typically group awards and suggestion/invention awards) do not apply to the contribution award cap. The SAE has the authority to approve non-CCAS awards within a range of $10,000 not to exceed $25,000.