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Frequently Asked Questions Assessment Policy

Where should I store occupational questionnaire documentation? How long should I keep it?

Please check with your human resources office concerning agency-specific guidelines for assessment documentation, such as what information should be recorded, how long it should be stored, who should hold the information, etc.  Be sure to store all documentation in a safe, secure area.
In addition, please refer to the Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix C - Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, regarding the length of time records are to be retained: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/deo_handbook.pdf   
Also, the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (http://www.uniformguidelines.com/uniformguidelines.html) has a section dedicated to documentation, with Section 15, subpart C(4) specifically addressing documenting selection procedures and related content.

If you have further questions, please contact us at Assessment_Information@opm.gov.

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