Your Servicing Personnel Office (SPO) will implement the Pay Reform provisions, and:
Provide advice and guidance to you on the appropriate use of these provisions.
Activate the various payments by forwarding necessary documentation to the National Finance Center.
Ensure appropriate forms have been completed and signed by all necessary persons.
Verify that all salary computations are correct and appropriate.
Verify that the candidate/employee meets the requirements for receiving additional pay under this subchapter and,
Ensure responsible management officials annually review the need for any continuing payments (e.g., retention allowances).
Employment Policy (EP)
Human Resources Division, Employment Policy (EP) will:
Review and update policies,
Evaluate the use of the provisions, and
Collect and provide required information to USDA, Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), or other Federal agencies.
You are expected to ensure judicious and equitable use of these authorities.
You must keep appropriate records and make required reports as detailed in this Subchapter.
This chart summarizes the data that must be kept about each new appointee or employee receiving a benefit from the various pay flexibilities found in this Subchapter. Additional data keeping requirements may be found in each specific section of this Subchapter.
Data Required on Each Employee
Travel Expenses (Section B)
Pay Advances (Section C)
Superior Qualifications Appointments (Section D)
Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses (Section E)
Retention Allowances (Section F)
Pay for Critical Positions (Section G)
of each person
Geographic Location of Duty Station (City, Country, State)