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An agency may pay a recruitment incentive to a newly appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. “Newly appointed” refers to the first appointment (regardless of tenure) as an employee of the federal government, an appointment following a break in service of at least 90 days from a previous appointment as a federal employee, or, in certain cases, an appointment following a break in service of less than 90 days.
Similarly, an agency may pay a relocation incentive to a current employee to relocate (permanently or temporarily) to accept a position in a different geographic area if the agency determines that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. Generally, this involves a position more than 50 miles away, although there are exceptions.
An agency may pay a retention incentive to a current employee if the agency determines that the unusually high or unique qualifications of the employee or a special need of the agency for the employee’s services makes it essential to retain the employee and that the employee would be likely to leave in the absence of a retention incentive. An agency may pay a retention incentive to an employee who would be likely to leave for a different position in the federal service before the closure or relocation of the employee’s office, facility, activity, or organization, but not because the employee is likely to leave for another agency for any other reason. Retention incentives also may be paid to an entire group of employees under the same standards.
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