Federal Human Resources

Processing Personnel Actions

CPEs: 28|CEUs: 2.8
Classroom, Virtual

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

Course Objectives

  • 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.
Course Agenda

    Day 1

   - Introduction

   - 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

    Day 2

    - 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)

    Day 3

   - Determining and Verifying Creditable Civilian and Military Service

   - Documenting Veteran’s Preference Use and Entitlement

   - Processing “Within-Grade” Determinations

    Day 4

   - 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.

Select a Date and Location
Aug 19 - 22, 2024
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004656
Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2024
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004657
Dec 9 - 12, 2024
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004658
Jun 9 - 12, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004872
Jul 14 - 17, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004873
Aug 11 - 14, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004874
Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004875
Nov 17 - 20, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004876
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