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What is PAVE?

PAVE is "Project Announcement Visibility Effort" a tool used to advertise special project opportunities to HQ and Center employees. PAVE is a resource for both supervisor and employee to accomplish the mission of various projects for one time only efforts that have a start and end date, which can last one week to 12 months. It is designed to openly solicit volunteers for high profile assignments or special projects, which may lead to greater visibility, and career enhancement for the volunteer. It is not part of the merit promotion and competitive placement plan.

How Does PAVE Work?

PAVE is a web-based tool for announcing special project opportunities and selecting NASA employees for short-term and/or high visibility projects. PAVE will consist of details, temporary assignments, and other forms of special assignments on a short-term basis. As such, assignments range from brief details of a few hours to a full year. These projects will be posted weekly, or as initiated by the respective organizations. Every employee will have access to this system for viewing and applying for announcements. Volunteers must have their supervisor's approval to participate prior to applying for a project.

What Does PAVE Offer?

  • Diverse ideas
  • Greater opportunities for individuals who may have less visibility
  • Occasionally will lead to opportunities for promotion (specialized experience, visibility)
  • Gives potential promotion candidates "dry run" at assuming more responsibility
  • Win-win for the volunteer (applicant) and the project manager (hiring official)

Other benefits PAVE offer:

Managers get snapshots of employees during interviews. caracture drawing of a camera
Managers get to observe employees’ performance on the project. Characture drawing of a movie camera with spider legs
Short-term assignments benefit both managers and employees. drawing of four people holding up scorecards

Link to PAVE - View Open/Close Announcements:
(Note: PAVEs functionality will not work with the FireFox browser.)

How to Access PAVE:

(HQ Supervisors and designated Admin Officers only)

HQ Supervisors and Administrative personnel (creating or approving announcements) must request access/account thru IdMAX. Center Directors and designated Admins have separate instructions for account access ( NHQ Form 224*). In IdMAX go down to:

  Account Management - NAMS - 4.3

  Request or Modify Application Account

  Find Your Application — Center (HQ)   Keyword (PAVE)   Add to Request . . .

  • Justification — "Access is being requested for PAVE." Include in the justification box, Your User level, i.e., Supervisor /Manager (Create and Approve Inter-office PAVE Announcements), or Admin (Create/initiate PAVE Announcements, then forwarded on to the Supervisor for approval). Include your Manager's/Supervisor's name and phone number and User (Admin, Manager, Supervisor) (You as the requestor) email address and phone number.
  • Once this is completed, save your request and submit.
An account administrator will contact you shortly thereafter (approximately 5 days) with your account information.

If you need assistance for account access, contact Rhonda Taylor on (202) 358-0444.

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