March 26, 2007
The Department of Energy's Management of Contractor Intergovernmental Personnel and Change of Station Assignments
The Department of Energy's contractor-operated facilities use Intergovernn~ental Personnel Act (PA) and Change of Station (COS) assignments to permit contractor employees to work at other organizations. P A assignments are temporary transfers of personnel between the contractor and a Federal agency. Under COS assignments, personnel are temporarily transferred to a non-Federal organization (i.e., personnel loan agreements between contractors, non-profit organizations, or private sector entities). The Department's national laboratories frequently use P A and COS assignments.