This is a legal form that was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on December 1, 2018 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form PHS-6189-1?
A: Form PHS-6189-1 is the Retention Bonus (Rb) Agreement Request form.
Q: What is a Retention Bonus Agreement?
A: A Retention Bonus Agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employer offers a financial incentive to the employee to encourage them to stay with the company for a specific period of time.
Q: What is the purpose of Form PHS-6189-1?
A: The purpose of Form PHS-6189-1 is to request a Retention Bonus Agreement.
Q: Who uses Form PHS-6189-1?
A: Both employers and employees can use Form PHS-6189-1.
Q: Are Retention Bonuses taxable?
A: Yes, Retention Bonuses are generally considered taxable income and are subject to federal income tax withholding.
Q: How long does a Retention Bonus Agreement typically last?
A: The length of a Retention Bonus Agreement can vary, but it is typically for a specific period of time, such as one year.
Q: Can an employer require an employee to repay a Retention Bonus if they leave before the agreed-upon time?
A: Yes, an employer can include a provision in the Retention Bonus Agreement that requires the employee to repay the bonus if they leave before the agreed-upon time.
Q: Can an employee negotiate the terms of a Retention Bonus Agreement?
A: Yes, employees can negotiate the terms of a Retention Bonus Agreement with their employer, such as the amount of the bonus and the length of the agreement.
Q: What should I do if I have questions about Form PHS-6189-1?
A: If you have questions about Form PHS-6189-1, you should contact your employer's human resources department for assistance.
Download a fillable version of Form PHS-6189-1 by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.