Member Service Agreement Instructions

The recipient must require that each member sign a member service agreement that includes, at a minimum, the following:

  1. Member position description;
  2. The minimum number of service hours (as required by statute) and other requirements (as developed by the subrecipient) necessary to successfully complete the term of service and to be eligible for the education award;
  3. The amount of the education award being offered for successful completion of the terms of service in which the individual is enrolling; (which can be found in the FY17 Notice of Funding Opportunity)
  4.  Standards of conduct, as developed by the subrecipient
  5. The list of prohibited activities, including those specified in the regulations at 45 CFR §2520.65 (see paragraph C, below); 
  6. The text of 45 CFR §§ 2540.100(e)-(f), which relates to Non-duplication and Nondisplacement; 
  7. The text of 45 CFR §§ 2520.40-.45, which relates to fundraising by members; 
  8. Requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act (41 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.); 
  9. Civil rights requirements, complaint procedures, and rights of beneficiaries; 
  10. Suspension and termination rules; 
  11. The specific circumstances under which a member may be released for cause;
  12.  Grievance procedures; and
  13. Other requirements established by the recipient and/or subrecipient

The subrecipient should ensure that the service agreement is signed BEFORE commencement of service so that members are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Updated August 2018