[Pub. L. 105–261, div. C, title XXXV, § 3507(a)], Oct. 17, 1998, [112 Stat. 2269]
Recruitment and relocation bonuses
The Commission may pay a recruitment bonus to an individual who is newly appointed to a position with the Commission, or a relocation bonus to an employee of the Commission who must relocate to accept a position, if the Commission determines that the Commission would be likely, in the absence of such a bonus, to have difficulty in filling the position.
A recruitment or relocation bonus may be paid to an employee under this subsection only if the employee enters into an agreement with the Commission to complete a period of employment established in the agreement. If the employee voluntarily fails to complete such period of employment or is separated from service in such employment as a result of an adverse action before the completion of such period, the employee shall repay the entire amount of the bonus.
A recruitment or relocation bonus under this subsection may be paid as a lump sum. A bonus under this subsection may not be considered to be part of the basic pay of an employee.
[Pub. L. 96–70, title I, § 1217], Sept. 27, 1979, [93 Stat. 465]; [Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXV, § 3533], Sept. 23, 1996, [110 Stat. 2863]; [Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXV, § 3525(a)], Nov. 18, 1997, [111 Stat. 2066]; [Pub. L. 105–261, div. C, title XXXV, § 3507(a)], Oct. 17, 1998, [112 Stat. 2269]; [Pub. L. 115–73, title I, § 107(a)(2)(D)], Oct. 26, 2017, [131 Stat. 1239]; [Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title X, § 1097(b)(3)(D)], Dec. 12, 2017, [131 Stat. 1618].)