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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

Must agencies file Standard Forms 50 (SF50) for awards in employees' Official Personnel Files (OPF)?

No. Agencies may not file documents for awards in employees' OPF, except for Presidential Rank awards and Quality Step Increases (QSI). Agencies may file documentation of award actions in the Employee Performance File (EPF), including when they maintain the EPF on the left side of the OPF (temporary documents) at their discretion.

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