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What is a recruitment incentive?

A recruitment incentive is an incentive an agency may pay to a newly appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position 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 with the agency of not less than 6 months and not more than 4 years. (See 5 U.S.C. 5753; 5 CFR part 575, subpart A; and the Recruitment Incentives fact sheet.)

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