POSITION CLASSIFICATION — means the analysis and identification of a position and placing it under the position classification plan established by OPM under chapter 51 of title 5, U.S. Code.
PRD (PAY RATE DETERMINANT) — A designation of any special factors that help determine an employee's rate of basic pay or adjusted basic pay.
PREFERENCE (VETERANS' PREFERENCE) — is an employee's category of entitlement to preference in the Federal service based on active military service that was terminated honorably:
5-point preference is the preference granted to a preference-eligible veteran who does not meet the criteria for one of the types of 10-point preferences listed above. 10-point (disability) preference is the preference to which a disabled veteran is entitled.
PREMIUM PAY — Additional pay for overtime, night, holiday, or Sunday work and standby duty or administratively uncontrollable work.
PREVAILING RATE SYSTEM — See FEDERAL WAGE SYSTEM.
PREVIOUS RETIREMENT COVERAGE — An indicator of whether the employee has, at the time of most recent appointment to the Federal service, previously been covered by the Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employees Retirement System.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD — is the first year of service of employee who is given a career or career-conditional appointment under 5 CFR part 315. During this period, the agency determines the fitness of the employee, and the employee has no appeal rights.
PROMOTION — A nature of action used to document personnel actions that change an employee (1) to a position at a higher grade level within the same job classification system and pay schedule or (2) to position with a higher rate of basic pay in a different job classification system and pay schedule.
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT — A temporary appointment to a continuing position when the agency intends later to convert the employee to a non-temporary appointment and has current authority for such conversion. OFFICIAL PERSONNEL FOLDER (OPF), Standard Form 66 — is a file containing records and documents related to civilian employment under title 5, U.S. Code. OPM — The Office of Personnel Management