Do 3Rs incentives come with any strings attached?

Before receiving a recruitment or relocation incentive, an employee generally must sign a written agreement to complete a specified period of employment with the agency. The service agreement must specify the length, commencement, and termination dates of the service period; the amount of the incentive; the method and timing of incentive payments; the conditions under which an agreement will be terminated by the agency; any agency or employee obligations if a service agreement is terminated (including the conditions under which the employee must repay an incentive or under which the agency must make additional payments for partially completed service); and any other terms and conditions.

For a recruitment or relocation incentive, the period typically is up to four years. Service agreements are not required, but may be imposed, for retention incentives.

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