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HR Guide - Quality Step Increase (QSI)

Please use this guide to generate your performance awards in FPPS.

These directions will help ensure timeliness and accuracy in completing this process.

Generating Quality Step Increase (QSI) Awards

  1. Login

    Log into Web FPPS.

  2. Initiate Action

    Type INIT in the command line.

  3. Select Award

    From the “Others" drop-down box, select “Awards and Quality Step Increase”.

  4. Enter Employee Information

    Enter the employee’s last name or SSN.

    NOTE: If you enter the employee’s last name, you will need to enter the following information:

    • Department (IN)
    • Bureau (01)
    • Sub-bureau (99)
    FPPS SSN screen
  5. Enter Date

    Enter the proposed effective date and the contact information for the supervisor of the employee.

    NOTE: The effective date for QSIs will be the pay period following the date it was received.

  6. Input Award Type

    Input Type Of Award: “892 IRREG PERF PAY”.

  7. Enter Step

    You must enter the step that the employee is going to on the Position Information screen.

  8. Input Award Information

    Hit 'F2' to bring up the notepad. In the notepad, input "FY23 Performance Based QSI Award".

    Employee 2023 Rating of Record is ‘*’." (Where the ‘*’ is, enter the employee’s rating of record, which must be from 4.6-5.0 for a QSI.)

    FPPS notepad screen for QSI
  9. Review Information

    Position Information screen will appear again, for your review. Click OK.

    NOTE: If this information is not in the FPPS notepad, the action will be returned to the requesting office for corrective action.


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