The Standard Form 50, or SF 50, is well known enough to have its own Wikipedia page, yet it remains elusive for some reason. This humble form, familiar at least by name to most every federal government employee, is essentially a Notification of Personnel Action specific to each employee. It contains a wealth of information, such as series, grade, and pay, about that employee, not to mention their personal identifying information, or PII, like their social security number and date of birth.
Once an employee begins working for the federal government, they will soon notice work emails saying that a document has been added to their electronic folder, and this is very often the SF 50. This happens whenever there is a change of information due to hiring, promotions, a grade increase, retiring, resigning or even getting a cash award – all these actions indicate a new SF 50 has been created and added to your personnel folder. These forms are all available for employees to access through their agency’s internal network.
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