eRecruit Field Readiness
Forest ServiceUnited States Department of Agriculture
AVUE Frequently Asked Questions
As most, if not all of you, are aware, the Forest Service (FS) will be moving to a new Staff Acquisitiontechnology solution,
, in September 2012. The contract with our current vendor, Avue DigitalServices
, is scheduled to end on September 30, 2012, and we will no longer have access to that system.The following are answers to some of the questions we have been hearing from the field.
Q: Will my Position Description (PD) change when the new system comes online?
Your PD will not change unless you change duties or positions. If you do change duties orposition, any new PD will need to be initiated in
, without reference to the PD produced from theAvue system.Q:
Can I change the coversheet of a PD in Avue and re-use a PD in the new system?
We are contractually prohibited from using any PD that was created in the Avuesystem in the new
solution. Even one violation of this standard may put the deployment of thenew system in jeopardy.
Q: Am I allowed to print and/or save a digital copy of my PD, or the PDs of my subordinates, from the Avue system?
If you need to make a printed or electronic copy of a PD from the Avue system, you may do soin the normal course of your duties. In no event, however, can you use a PD from the Avue system,
inwhole or in part
, to create a new or modified PD in the new
Q: If I begin to classify a position in the Avue system, can I move it over to the new system to complete? Is the cert still good?
You will need to start a new one in the
system. If you have a position thatmay not close and be completed until after September 30, 2012, you should make arrangements to havethat position posted in the new system. All access to Avue services will be terminated on or beforeSeptember 30
Q: If I have an Open Continuous Register (OCR) position in Avue, what should I do?
A: You should make arrangements to have the OCR closed in the Avue system well before theSeptember 30, 2012, contract end date, and open a new OCR in eRecruit
the current policy is to closeall OCRs by September 21,
2012. Remember, however, you may not use the PD from the previous OCR,and you must create a new one without reference (e.g., cut-and-paste) to the Avue PD.
Q: Will applicant data be moved from the Avue system to eRecruit?
In the new system, applicant data will be collected and maintained in USAJOBS
during theapplication process. This data will be passed to
from USAJOBS. There will be no datatransferred from Avue into the new system. By maintaining the applicant data in USAJOBS, applicants
will be able to “re
use” their information and documentation for any federal positions to which they
Q: Will the FS have access to records created in the Avue system?
We are working to ensure the FS has complete archive records from Avue for purposes of litigation support, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, etc. These records, however, will not bemade available as a general reference tool.