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What is a relocation incentive?

A relocation incentive is an incentive an agency may pay to a current employee who must relocate to a position in a different geographic area that is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of such an incentive. In return, the employee must sign an agreement to fulfill a period of service of not more than 4 years with the agency. In addition, the employee must establish a residence in the new geographic area prior to payment. (See 5 U.S.C. 5753; 5 CFR part 575, subpart B; and the Relocation Incentives fact sheet.)

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