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#1 Posted : Friday, October 22, 2021 7:49:40 PM(UTC)
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Is EOD or SCD used to determine seniority? I asked HR once upon a time and was told SCD, then “local practice,” but which is it?

Are we just making it up as we go along?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:24:25 AM(UTC)
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EOD is Entered on Duty; if you have prior service with the military or other federal agency that date can be modified. But that altered date isn't called "EOD" -- It's called the "Service Computation Date" (SCD).

The SCD only applies to within grade increases (steps), when you gain additional annual leave (normally 6 hours at 3 years of services, 8 hours at 15 years) and to when you are able to retire. Seniority may be determined on different things by different agencies.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, October 23, 2021 6:05:15 AM(UTC)
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The SCD is the date used to compute step raises, probation, leave, pensionable service - in short, everything in a civil servant's life that requires a specific length of working time. It is altered by any number of things - for example, if an employee works for 3 years, leaves service and then returns, works for (say) 3 years and leaves again and returns again, the SCD is altered so as to produce a continuous length of service, showing that one has worked 6 continuous years. Seniority however is a key element in RIFs, and the method of calculating that is laid out in the OPM RIF regulations. Seniority is affected by kind of service, length of service, performance ratings.
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#4 Posted : Monday, October 25, 2021 2:45:04 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FedFedFed Go to Quoted Post
Is EOD or SCD used to determine seniority? I asked HR once upon a time and was told SCD, then “local practice,” but which is it?

Are we just making it up as we go along?

There are at least four types of SCD, which may be the same but can be very different (Leave, TSP, RIF, and Retirement). See the link below for an article about them. "Seniority" is typically used by agencies for many different purposes, and may be defined in many ways, particularly in a union environment. You would need to look at agency policies and the collective bargaining agreement(s) to see how "seniority" is defined for different purposes.

https://www.myfederalret...ervice-computation-date/
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