Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone speak to how it goes quitting from a federal attorney job? For reference, I've been at my agency for less than a year, but I truly hate the work and I'm not getting any experience. I have several potential opportunities outside of D.C., and I plan on taking one.
I know the expectation is two weeks, but could I theoretically give a week and be okay on my SF-50? I'm not looking for a reference here, just a clean exit. My agency has high turnover and I'm in a fairly replaceable role, hence why I'm curious as to whether I could exit with less than normal notice.
There is no general code in federal jobs when it comes to resigning. In my agency, you can turn in your resignation papers and only have to serve out the remainder of the pay period. If you turned in your papers today and pay day is Friday, that’s your last day. It is more out of convenience for HR because we have a small HR office but hundreds of attorneys.
Edit: Be warned, go out with a pleasant attitude. I’ve seen sour supervisors write shady things on an SF-50 when an unliked employee resigned.