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Developmental Assignment - Return (with work location changes)


This checklist provides information on how to return from a Developmental Assignment (DA) with work location changes (from HQ to CO, CO to CO, or CO to HQ) initiated on or after January 1, 2016.

A DA refers to the allocation of eligible staff to another organizational unit or work location for a period ranging from 90 calendar days to 12 months. An additional 12 months may be granted by the releasing manager or his/her designee.

Staff must hold a regular, local regular, open, and term appointment to qualify for a DA.

For a return from a non-GMSF DA (within HQ or within CO), refer to the Developmental Assignment - Return (with no work location changes).

For considerations on G4 visa holders, refer to Absence from the U.S.

It is mandatory to initiate a "DA-Return" action upon return from the assignment following the actions outlined below.




Action by Manager or Designee


Initiate the "Pre-Assignment" action.


Action by Staff


Submit the "GMSF Developmental Assignment - Return" action upon arrival.


Relocation payments will be claimed via Travel.


Action (End of Assignment)


Action by Staff


Submit the "End of Assignment" action in myHR Self-Service upon returning to the duty location.