Dear Ms. Haynes,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) is located in the individual’s OPF (Official Personnel Folder). If your client is a current Federal employee, he/she may obtain his/her SF-50 through the eOPF (electronic Official Personnel Folder) specific to his/her department or branch. The system may be accessed by https://eopf.opm.gov/ . If he/she needs assistance logging into his/her system, please contact the Human Resources department of his/her Federal agency.
If your client is no longer working for the Federal government, we suggest that you request a copy of his/her OPF. OPFs and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity since 1952 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center. Written requests may be mailed or faxed to National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. The fax number is 618-935-3014. Please include the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, Social Security Number (if applicable), name and location of employing Federal agency, and beginning and ending dates of Federal service. Certain information in the OPF may not be available to the general public without the written consent of the individual. For more information, please check their web site at https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from the National Personnel Records Center Annex. We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.
We hope this information is helpful.