Intergovernmental Personnel Act

An IPA Agreement may be negotiated to enable a Georgetown faculty member to take a one year leave of absence to work at a federal agency. The concept of the program is one of mutual benefit. While the Georgetown faculty member works full time at the government agency, he or she remains a University employee with all customary benefits. When an IPA Agreement is negotiated, the budget should include salary and fringe benefits only. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website.