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NPR 9620.1A
Effective Date: May 17, 2017
Expiration Date: May 17, 2027
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY FOR NASA EMPLOYEES
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Subject: Payroll (Revalidated with Change 1)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Financial Officer


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Appendix C. Funding Sources for Employment Incentives/Termination Costs

C.1 This appendix provides a matrix of the funding sources that may be used for employment incentives and termination costs in a table format. Table C-1 is presented from a Center's perspective. When the benefitting organization is within NASA Headquarters, the following apply:

a. Any organization with direct funding is responsible for funding the incentive; e.g., Mission Directorates, Office of STEM Engagement, Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer, Office of the Chief Engineer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, NASA Shared Services Center, and Office of the Inspector General.

b. Agency Management and Operations (AM&O) will fund Headquarters Operations and Mission Support Offices that are funded exclusively from the AM&O budget, e.g., the Office of the Administrator and the offices of the Chief Human Capital Officer, General Counsel, Infrastructure and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer. The Executive Director, Office of Headquarters Operations, and Director, Office of Budget Management and Systems Support will resolve any issues regarding appropriate source of funding for NASA Headquarters. The benefitting program/project(s) will be documented on the request for personnel action. The Human Resources Director coordinates personnel actions and may ask program management or the CFO office to provide information for a decision if the resourcing program/project(s) have not been identified or are in dispute.

Table A. Funding Sources for Employment Incentives/Termination Costs

Agency Incentive/ Funded Item

Funding Criteria

Funding Source

Hiring New Employees

Recruitment Bonuses

Person is dedicated to a specific program or project.

Benefitting program or project. If assigned to a program with multiple projects at the Center, the primary project for which the benefits will be derived.

Person is dedicated to more than one project within the same office/program.

Allocation to benefitting projects in proportion to the amounts of time the person is expected to be working on those projects.

Person is planned to work on multiple projects across different programs or in Safety, Security, and Mission Services (SSMS). This can also include circumstances where the person is planned to work on some direct projects and some support projects.

SSMS

Relocation Allowances (e.g., transportation, per diem, household goods)

Person is dedicated to a specific program or project.

Benefitting program or project. If assigned to a program with multiple projects at the Center, the primary project for which the benefits will be derived.

Person is planned to work on different projects.

SSMS

Transferring and Relocating Employees

Agency Incentive/ Funded Item

Funding Criteria

Funding Source

Relocation Incentives

Person is dedicated to a specific program or project.

Benefitting program or project. If assigned to a program with multiple projects at the Center, the primary project for which the benefits will be derived.

Person is planned to work on different projects.

SSMS

Relocation Allowances (Permanent Changes of Station, e.g., transportation, per diem, household goods, selling or buying real estate)

Person is dedicated to a specific program or project.

Benefitting program or project. If assigned to a program with multiple projects at the Center, the primary project for which the benefits will be derived.

Person is planned to work on different projects.

SSMS

Retaining Employees

Agency Incentive/ Funded Item

Funding Criteria

Funding Source

Retention Incentives

N/A

Benefitting project(s) - as part of the personnel costs charged to projects each pay period when work is performed (based on WebTADS).

Terminating Employees

Agency Incentive/ Funded Item

Funding Criteria

Funding Source

Buyouts (Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments)

Person is dedicated to a specific program or project. Amount of the buyout will be determined by Office of Personnel Management guidance and be less than or equal to the pay the person is planned to receive in the year of termination.

Benefitting program or project. If assigned to a program with multiple projects at the Center, the primary project for which the benefits will be derived.

Person has been dedicated to more than one project within the same office/program. Amount of the buyout will be determined by Office of Personnel Management guidance and be less than or equal to the pay the person is planned to receive in the year of termination.

Distribute to benefitting projects in proportion to the time the incumbent was expected to work on those projects. If unknown, distribute based on work performed during the prior four pay periods.

Person has worked on multiple projects across different programs or in SSMS. This may also include circumstances where the person worked on some direct projects and some overhead projects.

SSMS

Severance Pay

Person has been dedicated to a specific program or project.

Program or project that benefitted during employment. If assigned to a program with multiple projects at the Center, the primary project that benefitted.

Person has been dedicated to more than one project within the same office/program.

Distribute to projects that benefitted during employment in proportion to the amounts of time the person was expected to work on those projects.

Person has worked on multiple projects across different programs or in SSMS. This may also include circumstances where the person worked on some direct projects and some overhead projects.

SSMS

Lump Sum Annual Leave Payment

N/A

SSMS

Reimbursable Positions

Agency Incentive/ Funded Item

Funding Criteria

Funding Source

Hiring Incentives

Reimbursable-Funded Position

If an employee is hired specifically to work on a reimbursable project, the reimbursable customer will be charged as part of the costs necessary to perform the reimbursable work.

Buyouts/ Severance Pay

Reimbursable-Funded Position

In the rare case that a reimbursable project is of such a long duration that a term employee hired specifically to work on the reimbursable project was converted to NASA permanent employment and the customer terminates the contract/agreement early, the customer will be charged for the costs of terminating the employee as a part of the early contract/ agreement termination fees unless prohibited by the contract/agreement or the authority used to enter into it.



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