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Frequently Asked Questions Personnel Documentation

Why does the Office of Personnel Management have so many rules for processing personnel actions?

Two reasons.

  1. To make sure important items in your employment history are documented consistently.  This ensures your rights and benefits as a Federal employee are protected over time, no matter where in Government you work.
  2. To collect information on human resources activities Governmentwide.  The Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget, Congress and others use this information to manage the Federal workforce.

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