Who needs SF-50 Form?
Standard Form (SF) 50 is the Notification of Personnel Action Form created by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This form should be filled out Human Resources officer and directed to an employee whose position, pay, etc.has been affected by a personnel action. Therefore, the form serves as an employee’s official notice of a personnel action, which can be used when making decisions about their employment, salary and qualifications.
What is Notification of Personnel Action for?
The Standard Form 50 is necessary to record officially the changes that were made in the employment of a worker and provide an explanation for such an action. Completion of SF-50 helps to trace the tendencies and progress of a worker’s performance and make further decisions as well. The actions that are also to be recorded on the form include the following: accessions, conversions, separations, awards, and for corrections and cancellations of those actions.
Is SF-50 accompanied by other forms?
The Notification of Personnel Action Form is not required to be accompanied by any other forms when being directed to an employee engaged. However, it is highly recommended that the employee gets familiar with the contents of the completed form in front of the Human Resources officer so that errors or mistakes may be corrected at once if any.
In general, the Standard Form 50 is included in the official documentation of Federal employment, that’s why the HM department must retain it on the employee’s personnel file along with other documents.
How do I fill out the Notification of Personnel Action Form?
The completed form must include such details:
- Employee’s personal information (name, SSN, date of birth, effective date)
First Action (including position “From” and “To”)
Other employee data (veteran preferences, tenure, work schedule, etc.)
Human Resources officer in charge, etc.