The authorizing official must make a written determination that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absense of the incentive. The determination must document the factors used as a basis for the determination and for determining the amount of the incentive.
Employees who accept a recruitment or relocation incentive must sign a written service agreement. The minimum period of service is 6 months, the maximum is 4 years. Recruitment and relocation incentives are paid in a lump-sum at the beginning of the service period. Failure to complete the service agreement may require the employee to repay the incentive on a pro rata basis.