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Q: How are secondments paid in IAPP action?
A: Secondment is usually paid by the hosting (receiving) institution. However, we also allow that the secondment is paid by the sending institution (using the country correction factor of the host institution country). In general, there can be two scenarios: 1) The home institution continues to pay person’s normal salary from its own funds during the secondment: In this case the secondment contract has to be type B. As explained the secondment contract can be made and be paid by the home institution (in which case it is an addendum to the existing employment contract) or the hosting institution makes and pays the type B contract. 2a) The home institution will not continue to pay normal salary from its own funds during secondment but will use MC type A rate as a “replacement salary” (employment contract will stay valid). 2b) The other option can be that employment contract will stay valid at the home institution (with no salary), but the hosting institution will make an employment contract with type A rate. In this latter case, you have to consider that the social security is paid in the country of the host institution during the secondment. The correct MC rate (type A or B) must be used fully for the salary of the fellow. The “structure” of the payment is flexible (e.g. as a daily allowance, etc). The beneficiaries should try to optimise the payment to the fellow within the given legal framework. Any underpayment will be considered a breach of contract and the REA will require corrective payments to the fellow.
Category : Marie Curie Actions (FP7) ( IAPP (Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways) ) , FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( Marie Curie Actions ) , Researcher Mobility ( IAPP (Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways) )


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