Q. If my organization decides to downgrade the position I currently hold, what happens to my GS-14 Step 6 status? Will I lose my current pay and be adjusted to the new rate. If so, am I given any choice for reassignment such as during a reduction in force?
A. It depends on the reason for the downgrade. To find the answer that fits your situation, go to www.opm.gov/oca/pay/HTML/grade_retention.asp.