OPM Waives Recruitment and Retention Incentive Rules for Coronavirus Outbreak, and More

Government Executive: The Office of Personnel Management this week announced that it would increase the limit on recruitment, relocation and retention incentives to help federal agencies respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

According to a fact sheet posted to OPM’s website on Monday, the payment limits on so-called “3R” incentives will increase from 25% to 50% of basic pay if they are made to address a “critical agency need resulting from the coronavirus disease pandemic health crisis.”

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