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NPR 3831.1
Effective Date: October 11, 2016
Expiration Date: December 11, 2028

Subject: Phased Retirement (Revalidated with Change 1)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Table of Contents

Change History

Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Overview and General Provisions

1.1 Overview
1.2 General Provisions

Chapter 2. Responsibilities

2.1 Associate Administrator
2.2 Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)
2.3 Center Directors and Heads of Mission Support Enterprise Organizations (MSEO)
2.4 Center Human Resources Directors
2.5 Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center
2.6 Supervisors
2.7 Phased Retirees

Chapter 3. Criteria for Approving or Denying Applications for Phased Retirement

3.1 Basic Criteria for the Approval of Phased Retirement
3.2 Optional Center Criteria

Chapter 4. Applications for Phased Retirement

4.1 Steps for Potential Applicants
4.2 Agency Application Template
4.3 Senior Executive Service and Scientific and Technical/Senior Leader Applicants

Chapter 5. Approval or Denial of Applications for Phased Retirement

5.1 Procedures for Approving Officials
5.2 Phased Retirement Applicants from Other Agencies

Chapter 6. Written Agreements

6.1 Requirements

Chapter 7. Hours of Work During Phased Retirement

7.1 Required Work Schedules
7.2 Deviation of Part Time Work Schedule
7.3 Approval of Work Schedule for More than Established Part Time Schedule

Chapter 8. Mentoring

8.1 Requirements
8.2 Waivers of Mentoring Requirements in Unusual Circumstances

Chapter 9. Approval or Denial of Extensions for Phased Retirement

9.1 Handling Requests for Extensions

Chapter 10. Requests to Return to Regular Employment

10.1 Handling Requests

Chapter 11. Reconsideration and Grievance Rights

11.1 Requests for Reconsideration of Applications for Phased Retirement
11.2 Grievance Rights

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms


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