The Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program provides the temporary assignment of personnel between the Federal Government and state and local governments, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, colleges and universities and other eligible organizations. IPA’s are not used as an award mechanism in support of a federally funded sponsored project. For more details about the IPA’s you may refer to the government website at OPM.gov.
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Agreement is the contract between UF and a federal sponsor that allows a UF employee to go on assignment to a federal sponsor and provide research, administrative, or other services to the federal sponsor for a limited period of time. The assignee remains a UF employee and continues to be paid by UF payroll for the duration of the assignment. The Federal sponsor may agree to pay all, some, or none of the costs associated with an assignment. Costs may include salary pay, supplemental pay, fringe benefits, and travel and relocation expenses.