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HRO (Minneapolis) Branch

For all of MRP, HRO-Minneapolis conducts position classification and position management reviews/activities; announces vacancies and administers activity related to transfer, promotion, reduction-in-force, etc.; provides advice and guidance on compensation, tours of duty and use of leave; coordinates benefits operational activities; collects, reviews and submits all security clearance forms and documents; enters personnel actions and payroll documents into the payroll/personnel system; and maintains Official Personnel Folders.


The Staffing Specialists provide employment services in merit promotion, delegated examining, recruitment, SF-52 personnel action approval, reduction-in-force, directed reassignments, and other related activities. Advisory services on all of your staffing needs, can be obtained from your servicing staffing contact. 

Benefits Team

Provides customer service in retirement, Thrift Savings Plan, health/life insurance, and benefits open seasons.

Classification Team

Services include position classification, position management, and organizational design for field positions.


The Leave and Compensation Team processes transactions and provides operational advice, guidance, and assistance to all MRP and MSPB employees regarding pay and leave.

  • Non receipt of Salary Checks
  • Leave Error Reports & Corrections
  • Non receipt of U.S. Savings Bonds
  • Salary Adjustments & Back Pay
  • Salary Overpayments
  • Leave and Earnings Statement
  • Leave
  • Tours of Duty
  • Garnishments
  • Time & Attendance Information

Personnel Security

The Personnel Security Staff is responsible for collecting and reviewing all security clearance forms for accuracy. All appointments in the Federal Service require some level of background investigation, screening, and/or security clearance.

Processing Team

Services include SF-52 and payroll action input (including SES/Schedule C), security clearances, and OPF maintenance.


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