This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 24, 2009.
Eligibility for Participation
Our employees are eligible to participate in the new long-term incentive plan. Subject to the provisions of the 2009 plan, the Compensation Committee has exclusive power in selecting participants from among the eligible employees. In addition, non-employee Directors are eligible to receive grants of nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units and restricted stock awards under the 2009 plan.