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Details

  • A detail is the temporary assignment of an employee to a different position or to a set of unclassified duties for a specified period with the employee returning to his/her original position at the end of the detail.
  • There is no formal position change. Officially the employee continues to hold the position from which detailed and keeps the same status and pay. An employee does not need to meet qualification standards in order to be detailed. However, the employee must meet positive education requirements and special licensure requirements in order to be detailed into a position with these requirements.
  • A detail is intended to meet a temporary need of the agency's program or mission requirements when necessary services cannot be provided by other means. Details can be used in situations such as temporary shortage of military or civilian personnel or emergency work situations.
  • An employee who continues to carry out the duties of his/her position to which permanently assigned and also performs some of the duties of another position for a limited time generally is not considered to be on detail.
  • A detail to higher level position should be made competitively when the duration of the detail and the nature of the assignment are such that the employee can be expected to perform the majority of the grade-controlling duties.
  • Generally an employee is detailed for 30 to 120 days. However, there are circumstances that may require a detail to last longer than 120 days.Required documentation:

Detail Detail Period Documentation
Any Grade/ Unclassified Duties within Coast Guard 30 days or less None
Unclassified Duties within Coast Guard More than 30 days up to 120 days SF-52 and Description of duties and responsibilities
Same Grade/ Lower Grade within Coast Guard More than 30 days up to 120 days SF-52 and Position Description
Higher Grade within Coast Guard More than 120 days SF-52 and Position Description
Any Grade/ Unclassified Duties within Coast Guard More than 1 year SF-52 and Position Description/Set of duties and Responsibilities and reason for detail and reason for extension beyond one year.
Any Grade/ Unclassified Duties to any DHS Organization Any length of time SF-52 and Position Description/Set of duties and Responsibilities and reason for detail. SF-50 is generated.

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