Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

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Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) allows qualified individuals serving under time-limited appointments in a land management agency to compete for permanent positions in the competitive service. For more information read the NPS guidance, NPS Frequently Asked Questions, and the DOI guidance.

Eligibility

Current and former temporary and term employees in the competitive service of land management agencies may be eligible to apply to Internal Merit Promotion (NPS and DOI-wide) positions if:

1. They were appointed using competitive procedures;

2. They have served under one or more time-limited appointments in a land management agency for a period or periods totaling more than 24 months without a break of two or more years;

3. Their performance was at an acceptable level throughout the service periods and their most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance

Required Documents

It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain and submit the documentation required to demonstrate eligibility under this Act. Applicants need to provide SF-50s (to show they have met the time requirement) and performance documentation.

SF-50s

Former employees can request SF-50s by emailing lmwfa_sf50_request@nps.gov with their name, the last four digits of their Social Security Number, and a mailing address to receive the documents. If the mailing address is not in NPS records, you may be asked to fill out additional paperwork authorizing the release of personnel documents. DO NOT include your entire SSN or date of birth. Requests will be processed and documents mailed USPS within seven business days. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the documents justify the requirements for eligibility before uploading them to USAJobs. Please do not wait until the last minute to request SF-50s. Current employees can access their SF-50s through their eOPF account.

Performance Documentation

Applications must also submit performance documentation, which can be obtained by contacting the supervisors for the positions you served in during your 24 months. If they did not complete performance appraisals ask them to provide a statement of performance for each period of service. The statement must specify the dates for each employment period and your level of performance (dates should match the dates on the SF-50s).

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