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Frequently Asked Questions Pay & Leave

What are the different methods of paying a recruitment or relocation incentive?

An agency may pay a recruitment or relocation incentive as an initial lump-sum payment at the beginning of the service period, in equal or variable installment payments throughout the service period, as a final lump-sum payment upon completion of the service period, or in a combination of these methods. (See 5 CFR 575.109(a) and 575.209(a).)

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