Downgrading of position


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



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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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