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Public Health Veterinarian: Incentive Locations

FSIS is launching the expanded retention and recruitment incentives and flexibilities identified below to assist with recruiting and retaining Public Health Veterinarians / Veterinary Medical Officers in targeted difficult-to-staff locations. The current list of targeted locations can be found here.

Multi-Year Recruitment Incentive

  • In targeted difficult-to-staff locations, a multi-year recruitment incentive may be available for newly appointed in-plant Veterinary Medical Officers for up to four years.
    • Year 1: 10% of Base Salary
    • Year 2: 15% of Base Salary
    • Year 3: 20% of Base Salary
    • Year 4: 25% of Base Salary
    • Total: 70% of Base Salary
  • Former employees with at least a 90-day break in service who are placed in a difficult-to-staff area may also be eligible.

Single-Year Recruitment Incentive

  • In targeted difficult-to-staff locations, a one-year recruitment incentive may be available for newly appointed in-plant Veterinary Medical Officers.
  • One-time gross payment of $7,000 before applicable taxes with a signed one-year service agreement.
  • Former employees with at least a 90-day break in service who are placed in a difficult-to-staff area may also be eligible.

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

  • May be offered to newly appointed employees in targeted difficult-to-staff locations as a recruitment flexibility or may be offered to current employees for retention purposes if employee meets criteria (e.g., likely to leave federal service and departure would affect agency’s ability to carry out mission).
  • $10,000 gross payment per year for three years, totaling $30,000 before applicable taxes, with a signed three-year service agreement.

Multi-Year Relocation Incentive and Relocation Expenses

  • Multiple-year incentive offered to current in-plant Veterinary Medical Officers who accept reassignment from a location that is not hard-to-fill to a targeted difficult-to-staff location.
    • Year 1: 10% of Base Salary
    • Year 2: 15% of Base Salary
    • Year 3: 20% of Base Salary
    • Year 4: 25% of Base Salary
    • Total: 70% of Base Salary
  • Moving expenses paid in conjunction with relocation incentives for Veterinary Medical Officers who relocate to a targeted difficult-to-staff location; one-year signed service agreement to remain in federal service contingent with move.

NOTE: Recruitment and retention flexibilities and incentives are offered based on agency staffing needs and budgetary availability. A location’s inclusion on the difficult-to-staff list below doesn’t guarantee that incentives or flexibilities will be available; staffing needs and budgetary availability will determine which, if any, incentives or flexibilities will be used. Service agreements will apply.

Difficult-to-Staff Duty Locations (All) FSIS District
Arkansas:: Batesville, DeQueen, Grannis, Hope, Nashville, Pine Bluff, Waldron Springdale
California: Creston, Dixon, Eureka, Fresno, Hanford, Livingston, Los Angeles, Los Banos, Madera, Petaluma, Sonora, Turlock Alameda
Colorado: Brush, Fort Morgan, Greeley, Pierce Denver
Florida: Miami, Moore Haven Atlanta
Indiana: Delphi, Logansport, Milford, Washington Chicago
Iowa: Ottumwa, Storm Lake Des Moines
Kansas: Arkansas City, Dodge City, Downs, Holcomb, Holton, Kingsman, Liberal Springdale
Louisiana: Farmerville, Natchitoches Dallas
Minnesota: Thief River Falls Des Moines
Missouri: Dexter Springdale
Nebraska: Crete, Fremont, Gibbon, Gordon, Grand Island, Hastings, Lexington, Lincoln, Madison, Omaha, Schuyler, Tecumseh, Wakefield Denver
New Jersey: Shrewsbury Philadelphia
New York: Altamont, Whitehall Philadelphia
Ohio: Sandusky Chicago
Oregon: Canby, Dayton, Eugene, Klamath Falls, Salem, Springfield Denver
Pennsylvania: Loganton, Zullinger Philadelphia
Texas: Amarillo, Carthage, Center, Del Rio, Mission Dallas
Vermont: Ferrisburg Philadelphia
Washington: Kelso, Woodland Denver
West Virginia: Moorefield Raleigh
Last Modified Aug 18, 2016