A maintenance agreement (CSA) is an agreement that an employee implements to continue working in exchange for state-subsidized training and training for the government for a predetermined period. The duty of service begins at the end of the training. When the worker voluntarily leaves the public service before entering into the duty of service, he must reimburse the government all or part of the training costs (excluding salary). An agency`s right to force the move and dismiss workers who refuse to move has been enshrined in jurisprudence since 1980. If the worker is not covered by a mobility agreement, the Agency is responsible for proving that it is doing so for legitimate management reasons that would promote the efficiency of the service and to adequately inform staff. If the Agency is able to fulfill this burden and the employee is unable to prove that reason is a pretext, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) generally maintains the distance. If staff are covered by a mobility agreement, it is even easier to defend the Agency`s move. Each agency manager defines the conditions under which staff must commit to continue working at the end of the training. The law provides that an agency may require an employee who participates in training to work at least three times longer in the federal government.

The Agency must develop its own policy for the use of the Continuous Service Agreement (CSA). In cases where a staff member is required to sign a CSA, they must do so in writing before submitting to training. Title 5 USC No. 4108 (a) (1). If the worker leaves the government before the agreed amount, the Agency has the right to demand reimbursement for the time not made. Id. under (b) and (c). Without mentioning the benefits of this proposal or any other, the idea of targeted redistribution in different sectors of the shuttle is worth discussing. Can the government force you to relocate or risk losing your job? Do they need congressional approval? Do you have to have a mobility agreement? What are the opportunities for employees when their jobs move, but they don`t want to participate? The director of an agency may waive all or part of the Agency`s right to recover if it is shown that the recovery is contrary to equity and good conscience or the public interest.

Id. bei (c). For example, if a worker who is on an aid contract decides to voluntarily withdraw from the federal service due to an imminent reduction, the Agency may find that waiving his right to recover is in the public interest and dismiss the contract worker.