The Personnel (PER) chapter of the Records Management Handbook is provided as a reference for staff familiar with it. Each item will refer you to other records series. The Personnel and Ethics GRS's have been fully adopted and are incorporated under this topic.
The most important types of records, the Official Personnel Folders, the Service Record Cards, and the Employee Medical Folders, are maintained according to The Guide to Personnel Recordkeeping, an OPM manual that prescribes a system of recordkeeping for Federal personnel.
Instructions given are for record copies. All other copies are treated as informational unless separately scheduled. Informational copies cannot be retained beyond the retention period for the recordkeeping copies.