Federal Manager's Daily Report

OPM has told agencies to report by March 1 on the “physicians comparability allowance,” a form of recruitment/retention incentive payment under which agencies may pay up to $14,000 per year for a physician with 24 months or less of service as a government physician or up to $30,000 per year for a physician with more than 24 months.

In a memo, OPM said it is preparing a report to Congress on which agencies used the allowance; the nature and extent of recruiting and retention problems justifying the use of the allowance by each agency; the number of physicians that entered into PCA agreements by agency; the size of the allowances and duration of the agreements; and the degree to which the allowance alleviated recruiting and retention problems.


The memo notes that in previous years that information was collected through the OMB budget process.

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