Processing Personnel Actions
Who Should Attend
Human resources assistants, specialists, clerks, other office personnel, and anyone else who needs to understand and apply Federal personnel procedures.
We recommend that you bring a laptop, notebook, phone, or other device with internet access so that you can do course-related research during the training.
Course Objectives and Agenda
- Learn how to process personnel actions by researching and utilizing OPM’s Guide to Processing Personnel Actions.
- Understand and use the proper terminology, forms, codes, remarks, and authorities when processing personnel actions.
- Develop skills to help you accurately document the appropriate Nature of Action Codes, Legal Authorities, and Remarks on SF-50s and SF-52s.
- Compute Service Computation Dates (SCDs), process “Within-Grade” Determinations, identify correct probationary periods, document Veteran’s Preference information, and other specific types of actions.
- Getting Ready to Process Personnel Actions
- Preparation, Processing, and Approval of Requests for Personnel Actions (SF-52) and Notifications of Personnel Action (SF-50)
- Review Relevant OPM Laws and Regulations
- Overview and Organization of the Various Chapters of OPM’s Guide to Processing Personnel Actions
- Personnel Terms and Personnel Forms
- Nature of Action (NOA) Codes, Authorities, and Remarks
- Job Aids for Processing Personnel Actions
- Calculating a Service Computation Date (SCD)
- Determining and Verifying Creditable Civilian and Military Service
- Documenting Veteran’s Preference Use and Entitlement
- Processing “Within-Grade” Determinations
- Probationary Period Requirements
- Career Tenure Service Requirements
- Coding Specific Types of Actions
- Course Review and Summary
Why You Should Attend
Our expert instructor will teach you how to prepare, process, and, approve Requests for Personnel Actions (SF-52) and Notifications of Personnel Actions (SF-50), the essential personnel records for Federal employees. You will also be taught to use the appropriate forms, terminology, codes, remarks, processes, and procedures for processing personnel actions.