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CPM 2008-06
Office of the Director
United States
Office of Personnel Management
Washington, DC 20415-1000


Nancy H. Kichak
Associate Director, SHRP

Forum on Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives
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I invite you and your technical staffs to attend a forum on March 11, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to discuss recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives. The forum will be held in the Campbell Auditorium at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), 1900 E St. NW, Washington, D.C.

OPM recently issued final regulations on recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives (see CPM 2007-10, November 16, 2007, and CPM 2007-11, December 10, 2007). At the forum, we will provide an overview of these final regulations.

We will also discuss ways to improve the recruitment, relocation, and retention incentive authorities. I invite you to submit any ideas you would like to discuss at the forum to by February 26, 2008. Some suggestions we recently received from agencies include:

  • Allowing the simultaneous payment of multiple incentives, and

  • Expanding the authority an agency has to pay a retention incentive to an employee who would be likely to leave for a different position in the Federal service to situations other than before the closure or relocation of the employee's office, facility, activity, or organization.

I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns before we determine whether to issue a proposed regulation for formal public comment.

To facilitate the security check-in procedure, please RSVP to if you plan to attend this forum. For further information, you may contact Tom Bustard of OPM's Pay Administration Group at (202) 606-2858. Our mission is to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce
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