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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 3831.1
Effective Date: October 11, 2016
Expiration Date: October 11, 2022
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY FOR NASA EMPLOYEES
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Subject: Phased Retirement

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer


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Preface

P.1 Purpose

a. This directive establishes procedural requirements for the Agency's phased retirement program. These requirements supplement Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations found in 5 CFR part 831, subpart Q and 5 CFR part 848.

b. Phased retirement provides a management tool for succession planning and knowledge transfer and allows interested and eligible employees a period of transition into full retirement.

P.2 Applicability

a. This directive is applicable to eligible employees assigned to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers, and to applicants for Agency positions who are in phased retirement status at another Agency.

b. Any reference to Center Director(s) or Centers includes the Executive Director for Headquarters Operations and the Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC).

c. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

d. The Office of the Inspector General has statutory independence and may use this directive or develop their own implementation procedures.

e. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

a. Phased Retirement, 5 U.S.C. § 8336 (a).

b. Phased Retirement, 5 U.S.C. § 8412 (a).

c. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Public Law 112-141, section 100121.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Phased Retirement, 5 CFR part 831, subpart Q.

b. Working Percentage and Officially Established Hours for Phased Employment, 5 CFR § 831.1712.

c. Mentoring, 5 CFR § 831.1781.

d. Phased Retirement, 5 CFR part 848.

e. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Phased Employment/Phased Retirement Status Elections, Standard Form (SF) 3116.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

The Assistant Administrator, Human Capital Management (HCM), in partnership with the NSSC, will monitor the implementation and use of phased retirement for program effectiveness.

P.6 Cancellation

NID 3831.101, Phased Retirement, dated June 22, 2015.



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