Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreements
10.4 Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreements (IPAs)
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Agreements are contracts whereby a BU employee may provide research, administrative, or other services to a federal agency for a limited period of time. Some or all of the salary and staff benefits are paid by the federal agency while the individuals are still considered to be University employees. The University must agree to employ an individual in the same capacity after his or her assignment. OSP can provide further information.