IPA and VSEE Compensation Comparison
|Cost-Sharing Required by Institution||No||Yes|
|Lost Consulting Income Eligibility||Yes1||No|
|Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Eligibility||Yes1||No|
|Locality Pay Adjustment||Yes1||No|
|Pay Comparability Increases||No||No|
|Annual Pay Adjustment||Same as annual federal pay adjustment||Same as university|
|Performance Bonus Eligibility||Yes||No|
|Social Security||Yes||Same as university|
|Fringe Benefits||Same as university||Same as university|
|Move to and From NSF or Per Diem||Yes||Yes|
|Family Travel to NSF and Back||Yes2||Yes2|
|Independent Research/Development Program Eligibility||Yes||Yes|
- Total pay (including annualized salary, COLA, lost consulting, and locality pay) cannot exceed the pay range for the position being filled.
- Travel expenses of family members to NSF and back to the home institution may be paid only in conjunction with a household move. When per diem is elected in lieu of a household move, NSF is not authorized to pay family travel expenses.
NTE = Not To Exceed