Calculating Service Computation Dates (STAF7602)

Calculating Service Computation Dates

Calculating Service Computation Dates


Determine creditable service and correctly compute all four types of service computation dates (SCDs): leave, retirement, reduction-in-force (RIF), and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Recognize when and how to change an employee's SCD.

Sessions will be taught virtually with live instructor-led interaction, individual and group exercises emphasis on peer learning.

  • Sessions will include practical individual and group exercises, poll questions, and text and audio discussions.

Note: Students should take one of the following courses or have equivalent experience before enrolling in this course: Federal Staffing and Placement (STAF7009), Basic Staffing and Placement (STAF7100A), Federal Staffing (STAF7102A), or Processing Federal Personnel Actions (STAF7010D).


$ 699.00


.6 CEU's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basis for the federal merit system
  • Describe staffing processes in the federal government
  • Assess minimum qualifications using OPM's Qualifications Standards
  • Apply requirements for certifying best-qualified candidates in competitive and noncompetitive processes
  • Learn how to assist managers and supervisors in recruiting and retaining top talent
  • Ensure interviews are a positive extension of the staffing process
  • Apply the procedures that must be followed for a legal selection
  • Identify pay-setting options for recruitment and salary negotiation

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  • Module 1
    • Verifying Prior Service
  • Module 2
    • Computation of the SCD-Leave
  • Module 3
    • How and When to Change the SCD
  • Module 4
    • SCD-RIF
  • Module 5
    • SCD-TSP
  • Module 6
    • SCD-Retirement
  • Module 7
    • SCD-Severance Pay

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