This excerpt taken from the BBBY DEF 14A filed Jun 1, 2009.
The Board of Directors has appointed two committees to administer the 2004 Plan: the Compensation Committee which is authorized to grant awards to executive officers and certain other key executives; and a second committee, consisting of the Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officer, which is authorized to grant awards to other employees and consultants. All members of the Compensation Committee are non-employee directors within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act, outside directors within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, and independent directors under applicable NASDAQ rules. Under the 2004 Plan, the entire Board of Directors has the authority to grant awards to non-employee directors, provided that no award may be made to a non-employee director unless all similarly situated non-employee directors have the right to receive the same award on the same terms; historically such awards have been made pursuant to automatic grants (as described under How were directors compensated for fiscal 2008? above). The Committee, as defined under the 2004 Plan, has the authority, among other things, to determine who will be granted awards and all of the terms and conditions of the awards. The Committee is also authorized to determine performance goals (if applicable), to determine to what extent an award may be settled, forfeited, modified or surrendered, to interpret the 2004 Plan and any awards granted thereunder and to make all other determinations necessary or advisable for the administration of the 2004 Plan. Where the vesting or payment of an award under the 2004 Plan is subject to the attainment of performance goals, the Committee is responsible for certifying that the performance goals have been attained.