DCIPS replaces CIPMS. Until all references can be updated, both terms may appear and are considered interchangeable.
Prior to appointment, employees must sign a written statement of understanding when there are conditions of employment.
Applicable Conditions of Employment are those that an employee must have prior to appointment or must maintain during employment to successfully perform their functions. Examples are:
- The ability to obtain and maintain access to a level of classified information
- Undergo a periodic polygraph examination or urinalysis;
- Meet physical or medical standards;
- Be geographically mobile; or
- Be able to obtain and maintain professional certification or license.
Copies of written agreements on conditions of employment should be maintained in the employee’s Official Personnel Folder. Failure to attest to the specified conditions of employment will be grounds for withdrawal of an employment offer. Employees failing or refusing to meet or maintain a condition of employment may be denied assignment to a position and/or be removed from a position requiring the condition of employment by reassignment, demotion, or removal from the Federal Service.
These conditions of employment should also be documented on the Position Description and on Vacancy Announcements but that documentation should be supported by a written Statement of Understanding.