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Frequently Asked Questions Pay & Leave

May we pay a retention incentive to an employee whose rating of record is less than “Fully Successful” or equivalent?

No.  A retention incentive may be paid only when the employee’s rating of record (or other official performance appraisal or evaluation) is at least “Fully Successful” or equivalent.  (See 5 CFR 575.305(d) and 575.315(b)(2).)

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