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Promotion after moving agencies

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Q. I started work with the Defense Department on March 14, 2011. I was a GS-7 with full promotion level to GS-9. I was promoted March 25, 2012. I had applied for a job and took that job August 26. The position is with the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is a GS 9/11. I came onboard as a GS-9 thinking I would be promoted in March to GS-11. My supervisor has rated my 90 days as fully successful. I asked about promotion. He is saying that his boss is telling him that I need 52 weeks on station before…

Promotion and classification

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Q. In October, I went up to a GL-7 step 5 making $49,138. If I get selected for the GL-8 Senior Officer Specialist position I put in for, what step will I become? Do you gain an extra step as part of the promotion? A. You must be paid at least the equivalent of a two-step increase in the grade from which you were promoted.

Temporary promotion rules

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Q: Can management temporarily promote (non-competitively) an employee to the lower grade of a six/seven-graded position for 120 days? Are temporary promotions limited to the full-performance level only of a given position? What specific rules support or prevent such actions? A: Temporary promotions are intended to meet the temporary needs of the agency’s work program when those services can’t be provided by other means.To be temporarily promoted, an employee has to meet the same qualification requirements that are needed for the permanent promotion. He or she receives the higher-graded salary for the period assigned and gains quality experience and time-in-grade…