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Human Resources and Organizational Management

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Phase 4: Your First 90 Days
Once you have become comfortable in your work routine, it's very easy to become complacent because your short-term Onboarding task list has become very short. Don't let your career stand still!

Your first 90 days gives you the opportunity to shift your attention from the short-term to the longer-term, from a tactical approach to one that is more strategic. Take this opportunity to review the work you've already done, and make plans for the future of your career.

Review Your Records

At this stage of your Onboarding, it's very important that you take a closer look at your personnel and benefits records. It's too easy for you, or those who process your records, to make a mistake. The Department of Defence (DoD), the Department of the Navy (DON) and the Marine Corps have provided you with a set of powerful tools that will enable you to review and (in most cases) correct your personnel and benefits records. There's an introduction to these tools in the "Your Federal Personnel and Benefits Records" section.

Remember: for most benefits, your initial enrollment period ends at 90 days after your Entrance on Duty (EOD)!

Plan Your Future

Now, take this opportunity to research and set up your Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Here's what the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) says about your IDP and how it benefits both you and your organization: 

Individual development planning benefits the organization by aligning employee training and development efforts with the mission, goals, and objectives of the agency. Supervisors develop a better understanding of their employees’ professional goals, strengths, and development needs—which can result in more realistic staff and development planning. Employees take personal responsibility and accountability for their career development, acquiring or enhancing the skills they need to stay current in required skills.

● Select the option "Responsibilities: Your First 90 Days" under "Your Responsibilities" to create a checklist for this phase of your Onboarding process.

Your Onboarding Checklist
 Onboarding ChecklistClick on the "Onboarding Checklist" button to view the checklist we have provided for this phase of your onboarding.