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Detail Process

A detail is when a person in one agency goes to work at another agency on a temporary, time-specific, and limited basis.

Definitions

What you should know about Details

Security Verification

All Federal employees working at GSA must have a security clearance. For those employees detailing into TTS from outside of GSA, their security status must be verified with the GSA Security Office.

It is the responsibility of the TTS employee supervising the detailee to ensure this is complete. People Ops provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the security process. This process should be completed at the same time as the detail agreement process. For more information, visit the TTS security verification steps form.

Detailing within TTS/GSA

  1. In order for People Ops to process the request, the employee’s Supervisor must have approvals from the AC of their office and the AC/Head of the office the employee will be detailed to

  2. Then reach out to TTS-PeopleOps@gsa.gov to obtain Front Office approval

  3. Once approvals are granted, Supervisor contacts TTS-PeopleOps@gsa.gov with the request and cc: Finance for awareness. Email must contain following information:
    • Employee Name
    • Office Symbol Employee is being detailed to
    • Reimbursable or Non-reimbursable
    • Detail Supervisor
    • Detail PD or “Unclassified Set of Duties”
    • Effective Date
  4. People Ops submits personnel action to HR and the employee may begin their detail on the effective date

  5. The detail can only be submitted for a time period of no more than 120 days. The detail can then be extended for another 120 days If the HM and the employee’s supervisor agree to extend.

Detailing to Another Agency

Time frames below are all averages and sometimes process takes much longer, or shorter depending on complications and Servicing Agency’s speed

ACTION OWNER TIME
Employee informs supervisor Employee 1 business day
Supervisor & AC approve request Supervisor 1 business day
Supervisor notifies People Ops of request Supervisor 1 business day
People Ops obtains Front Office approval People Ops 5 business days
Employee connects Agreements PoC to Agency PoC Employee 1 business day
Agency PoC sends Agreements PoC forms (completed on their end) for Agreements PoC to complete Agency PoC 3 weeks
Agreements PoC completes forms Talent 1.5 weeks
Edits sent back to agency. Agency returns updated forms Agency 2 weeks
Documents sent to GSA HR for approval; HR completes Review GSA HR 5 business days
Documents sent to GSA OGC for review; OGC completes Review GSA OGC 5 business days
External Agency reviews edits/makes changes; OGC reviews edits/changes Agency & GSA OGC 3.5 weeks
Agreements PoC gathers GSA signatures Talent 7 business days
Agency gathers signatures Agency PoC 7 business days
Detailee granted security access at agency Employee 5 business days
Detailee able to onboard Employee As soon as all of the necessary approvals are obtained the detailee can begin working.

Average time to process detail: 2.5-3 months

Requesting Details outside of GSA

ACTION OWNER TIME
AC approves request Supervisor 1 business day
Supervisor notifies People Ops & Finance of request Supervisor 1 business day
People Ops obtains Front Office approval Talent 5 business days
Supervisor connects Agreements PoC to Agency PoC Supervisor 1 business day
Agreements PoC reaches out to Servicing Agency PoC Agreements PoC 2 business days
Agency completes documents and returns to Agreements PoC PoC Agency PoC 3 weeks
Agreements PoC completes Documents Talent 3 business days
Documents sent to GSA HR for approval; HR completes Review GSA HR 5 business days
Documents sent to GSA OGC for review; OGC completes Review GSA OGC 5 business days
Documents sent to GSA Finance for Review GSA Finance 3 business days
Agency reviews edits/makes changes; OGC reviews edits/changes Agency PoC 3 weeks
Agreements PoC gathers GSA signatures Agreements PoC 7 business days
Agency gathers signatures Agency PoC 7 business days
Detailee granted security access Detail 3 business days
Detail able to onboard Talent Onboarding Lead As soon as all of the necessary approvals are obtained the detailee can begin working

Average time to process detail: 2.5-3 months

Applying to Detail opportunities within GSA

Posting a Detail Opportunity within GSA

Learn more/contact Project Network

Posting a Detail Opportunity within TTS

To learn about this process please visit the Hiring page.


Still have questions?

Please ping: People-Ops