In order to encourage and support the establishment of a voluntary savings plan, all House Officers will receive a lump sum payment, equivalent to a stated percentage of base salary on the November pay date each year. This provision is intended to be an on-going and recurring program. The HOA and the Employer have agreed to consider the lump sum payment as a benefit. As such, this payment will not be considered a part of base salary, but is considered part of the total compensation package. Annual Payments to Encourage Savings are listed in the Salary Schedule of the Contract.