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Employee Self Help Checklist

(Preparing Yourself for An Adverse Action)

ITEM COMPLETED? REASON & RESOURCE
Set up a meeting with your Human Resources office   Discuss retirement, Reduction in Force (RIF); look at your personnel file, other records, etc. Be prepared! Know what you want to find out.
Verify your service computation date (SCD)   Make sure it is correct -important during RIF
Review and update your official personnel file   Make sure it contains an accurate history of your service, other non-USGS federal work. Should be located in your Human Resources Office
Know which retirement system you are in and get pre-retirement training   CSRS, FERS, FERS offset, etc. - There are important things to do before retirement even if you have many years left. https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/
Make sure your health insurance meets your current needs.   https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/
Veterans should have a copy of their DD-214 and their military pay   Being a vetern has effects during a RIF. Buying back your military time may mean a higher annutiy. Check with Human Resources
Veterans's spouse, mother, etc. may be able to benefit from Veteran's preference   Rif and the Federal Employee: What you need to know: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/reductions-in-force/
Become familar with RIF process   Rif and the Federal Employee: What you need to know: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/reductions-in-force/
Union Contract: http://www.afge1309.org/ERGcontract/a37.html
Write a good resume    
Attend local union meetings to keep up to date   http://www.afge1309.org/
Peruse Federal jobs   https://www.usajobs.gov/
On your own time and using your own resources, write your Congressional Representatives   http://www.afge1309.org/congress.html
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Last Modified: 11 January 2016 ed