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Comprehensive Human Resources Integrated System (CHRIS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What are the CHRIS Password Requirements?

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Password Reset & Account Setup
 

If you require a password reset, please click on the link below.  If you are a new employee, please wait 4 weeks from the time of your hire date, then select the link below to set up your CHRIS account.

Reset Password or Setup CHRIS Account

   

CHRIS FAQ Answers

What is CHRIS?
The Comprehensive Human Resources Integrated System (CHRIS) is the automated tool used by Human Resource (HR) professionals in GSA, and its client agencies, to document your employment (i.e., changes in your salary, position or benefits), which in turn creates a comprehensive employment history. 

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What is CHRIS Personal View?
CHRIS Personal View is designed to provide you with secure and easy web-based, online, “real time” access to your own personal electronic employment information, as well as print copies of Notifications of Personnel Actions (SF-50). Through CHRIS Personal View you have direct access to your personnel records and won’t need to request copies of SF-50s through your servicing Human Resource Office. In addition, anytime an SF-50 has been entered into CHRIS you will receive email notification letting you know it has been added to your electronic personnel folder.

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What features are available through CHRIS Personal View?
The following features are currently available to users of the CHRIS Personal View:

  • View Personal data such as education, veterans status, service computation date; Assignment information such as position data, probation periods, career conversion and retained grade data; Pay and Benefits information such as Salary, retirement coverage, life and health benefits and TSP; Leave information such as leave category and balances; Performance ratings; Awards history and Personnel Action Information history and individual Notifications of Personnel Actions (SF-50s). 
  • Print either your individual Notifications of Personnel Actions (SF-50), award history, performance history, benefits record, position assignment record or personal data record.

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How do I log on to CHRIS Personal View?
To log on to CHRIS Personal View you will need a User ID and Password.  Detailed instructions on accessing your CHRIS Personal View are available at CHRIS HELP.

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What if I don't have a CHRIS username and password?
If you do not have a CHRIS username and password, please click the link below, which can also be found on the CHRIS homepage (gsa.gov/chris).  Next, enter your email address and click on "Request User Name".  You will receive an email with your user name and a link to reset your password.  With your user name and the new password that you have entered you will now be able to login to CHRIS. 

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What are the CHRIS Password Requirements?
Your CHRIS password must be a minimum of eight characters long, must not contain consecutively repeating characters, must not be a password previously used within the last 365 days, and it must contain at least one letter, one number, and one special character (i.e., $, %, &, etc.).

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How often will I have to update my CHRIS Password?
Your CHRIS password will expire after 90 days.

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Who has access to use the CHRIS Personal View website?
This website is only for federal employees serviced by the GSA CHRIS.

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Who can use the CHRIS Personal View option?
Federal employees from any GSA CHRIS serviced agency who has elected to implement CHRIS Personal View.

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Who is responsible for updating my employment records?
Your servicing Human Resources (HR) office is responsible for entering, updating and correcting your employment data.

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What if I find errors in my electronic records?
If you find incorrect or missing data in your CHRIS Personal View electronic record, please contact your servicing Human Resources (HR) office.

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How often is the CHRIS Personal View updated?
CHRIS Personal View is “real time”.

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How can I keep my personal information secure?
Take the following steps:

  • Close your browser after accessing account information.
  • Keep your password in a secure place.
  • Change your password immediately if you think someone has learned it.
  • If you plan to move, keep your official address of record updated by filing a change of address with your servicing Human Resources (HR) office.

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How do I find out the date of my next WGI?
From CHRIS Personal View click on the Assignment tab and the date appears next to the “Within Grade Increase Due Date” field. Within Grade Increases (WGI) are not automatic and are only granted based on a successful performance rating.

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Where do I find information on my Personnel Actions (SF-50's)?
Your individual Notifications of Personnel Action (SF-50) may be viewed by clicking on the Personnel Action tab in CHRIS Personal View. All of your personnel actions are listed in effective date order with the most recent action appearing at the top of the list. To view a personnel action, click on the three-digit Nature of Action Code (NOAC) in the First Action column. This will open the SF-50 in Adobe. To print the SF-50, click on the printer icon in the Adobe menu bar.

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How do I print documents from CHRIS Personal View?
To print the information that you see displayed on each of the tabs, click on the printer icon at the top of the screen, to the right of the words CHRIS PERSONAL View.

To view and print a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50):

  1. Click on the Personnel Action folder tab.
  2. Choose the action you want to view, and click on the underlined blue number in the first column on the left. This will open up a copy of the SF-50, using Adobe Reader software.
  3. To print a copy of the SF-50, click on the printer icon at the top of the screen (the 2nd icon from the left). It will print both the front and the back of the form.

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