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Leaving TTS

This guide covers the offboarding policy and process.

When it’s time to leave TTS

These steps apply to all TTS employees: permanent employees, term employees who are at the end of their term, and term employees choosing to resign before their term ends. Begin this process at least two weeks before your last day of work. Your last day at TTS cannot be a federal holiday.

1. Email your resignation letter

Send an official email to your supervisor and leavingTTS@gsa.gov.

Please include the following information:

Note: If you plan on taking time off during your last week, please also include those dates so that offboarding meetings can be scheduled accordingly.

Once you’ve sent your official letter of notice we will assume your departure is public knowledge, so if you would like to tell folks yourself, please handle those notifications ahead of time.

2. Provide summary reviews for direct reports (Supervisors only)

If you are a supervisor and you are leaving within 120 days of the next review period, you need to provide to your supervisor a summary review of each of the employees that report into you. An employee’s review needs to come from a supervisor that they’ve worked under for 120 days.

3. Review your benefits

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Robinson (GSA HR).

4. Download copies of important personal documents

5. Update your accounts

6. Complete the clearance checklist

Keith Wilson from the TTS Talent Team (#talent) will set time with you to complete the employee clearance checklist.

7. Return your equipment

When you leave TTS, you are responsible for returning all TTS-issued equipment. Failure to do so may lead to your final paycheck being withheld until the equipment is returned.

Offboarding process

A member of the Talent Team will Duplicate the Template in the Off-Boarding Tasks doc to make a new checklist once leavingTTS@gsa.gov has been notified that a team member is leaving. If the checklist hasn’t been created, please email leavingTTS@gsa.gov or ping #talent for help. More detail for certain tasks is below. Note that, per GSA policy, the “technical offboardings” (access to any work system) need to happen within 24 hours of the person ending their work at GSA.

Supervisor

Talent Team

Exiting gracefully

Goodbye email

You are under no obligation to send out a farewell email, but if you do, please use bcc: for any distribution lists you’re sending it to. This allows people to respond to you directly without creating additional email noise for coworkers.

Slack

As you leave, you’re encouraged to join the #alumni channel on Slack.

Writing a post on your personal blog

If you want to write a post on your personal blog about your experiences in government or why you’re leaving, we recommend that you wait until you are no longer on staff before you hit “Publish.” This helps to avoid any issues with Hatch Act compliance and with inadvertently writing or speaking on behalf of GSA without permission.