What is the Student Loan Repayment Program?
The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a recruitment and/or retention incentive that allows Federal agencies to make payments towards outstanding student loan debts.
Who is eligible for the SLRP?
The SLRP can be used as a recruitment incentive when the agency predicts or encounters difficulty filling a vacant position with a highly-qualified candidate from outside the Federal sector. The SLRP can also be used as a retention incentive to retain an employee(s) that has critical knowledge/expertise and who would be likely to leave Federal Service in the absence of offering loan repayments.
Where can I find more information?
1. FWS Policy:
Service Manual Chapter: 225 FW 11, Student Loan Repayment Program
2. DOI Policy:
3. Office of Personnel Management (OPM):
Student Loan Repayment Program, Fact Sheet
(with access to additional references: Questions and Answers, Regulatory Citations, and Reports to Congress)