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Part 7, Chapter 8:  Manual Exhibit 7-8-C

Approval Authority


Summary of approval Authority for Recruitment, Relocation and Retention Incentives

Authority
*Approved By
Limitation
1.  Approve requests for recruitment or relocation incentives for individuals or groups when the proposed incentive does not exceed 25% multiplied by the number if years in the service period.

Office Directors, Area Director, Authorized Agency Official (AAO) One Level above recommending official

2.  Approve requests for retention incentives when the proposed incentive does not exceed 25% for an individual or 10% for a member of a group.

Office Directors, Area Director, AAO

One level above recommending official

3.  Terminate service agreements and incentive payments.

Office Directors, Area Director, AAO

One level above recommending official

4.  Request waiver from OPM to exceed recruitment, relocation or retention incentive limitations.

Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (ASAM)

    

*Note:  All approving officials must be at the SES or equivalent level, i.e., Area Directors, Headquarters Office Directors, or Commissioned Corps Flag Officers.


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