NCIS Special Agent here. I must attend at least part of this internal training to recertify, but there's a chance I'll quit before the allotted time. Is there any leeway for me to make it out without triggering the $8,922 obligation? Feds are going below the belt to retain their talent. 😭💀

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You're going to get the same answers here as you did on your earlier post. This isn't below the belt - it's a pretty common practice. And a taxpayer, I don't want you getting out of it. Is this recertification something you have to do to keep your job or is it optional?

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OP, a clawback is fairly standard in pretty much all types of companies/orgs. For example, I worked at a firm where they sponsored employee visas but it came with a 2-year commitment. If they left early, they would pay it back. The business is investing in you - and if you're not willing to see that through, why shouldn't they get their money back?

As a fellow federal employee, do you not have a union you can talk to about this and see if they can help? That would be my first call.

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I agree. It would be more convenient and faster that way. Being a union member can really make a lot of difference.

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