Complainant Gallegos was a forensic police officer with GS-13. As a condition of its commitment, Gallegos was required to execute a mobility agreement in which it recognized that any non-acceptance of a geographic reallocation could subordinate a separation from the federal service. In 2012, Gallegos reported on a targeted redistribution from Florida to Virginia. She objected to the reassignment and the Agency removed it by accusing it of “not fulfilling a condition of employment”. The financial rules for cost-sharing involved in the allocation of mobility are negotiated between the participating organizations. The federal government may agree to bear all costs associated with the transfer, some or not. These fees may include workers` payments, additional benefits, certain ancillary benefits, travel and relocation expenses. Cost sharing should depend on the extent to which participating organizations benefit from this task. In order to pay the necessary travel and transport costs, the assignee must sign a contract for the duration of the transfer or 1 year (shorter) unless the transfer is terminated for reasons not within his area of control.
If the transfer is not made, the expenses may be recovered as debts to the United States. (The federal government may waive the right to request the recovery of a state employee or a local agent if the official who authorized it believes that this is justified.) Back to the golden state a federal employee cannot work for more than 6 years in mobility tasks for more than 6 years. OPM may waive this restriction at the Agency`s written request. This period does not apply to non-federal workers. Return to senior federal employee: Authorized federal public servants may be assigned in detail to a non-federal organization or obtain non-salary status by requesting leave without leave (LWOP). In both cases, the assignee remains an employee of the Federal Agency and retains the rights and benefits related to that status. Once the task is completed, the federal government must return the worker to the same position he or she held at the time of the start of the mobility mission, or assign the person to another position of the same rank. Federal staff: Federal public servants receive bonuses for contributions and suggestions related to their work on mobility tasks. Step 6: Once all parties have signed OF-69, a copy of the agreement must be forwarded to the appropriate contact points of the Office of Ethics and the Staff Office. The initial assignment can be up to two years and may be extended for up to two years after the agreement of the other contracting parties. Responsibilities should be limited to the minimum period required to complete the assignment.
If the award agreement is with an Indian tribe or tribal organization, the assignment may be renewed for any period of time, provided it is established that the assignment continues to benefit both organizations. Before receiving an incentive to move, a worker must sign a written agreement to complete a certain period of employment with the Agency on the new service. The service contract must indicate the duration, start and closing date of the service period; The level of incentive The method and date of incentive payments The conditions under which an agreement is denounced by the Agency; agency or staff obligations when a service contract is terminated (including conditions under which the worker must repay an incentive or in which the Agency must make additional payments for partially underwritten benefits); and all other conditions for maintaining and maintaining an incentive to relocate.