Grade increase


Q. I am a GS 6 step 3. I was recently notified that I had received a within-grade increase (Grade 7); however, nobody has been able to tell me what step I am at, and the information hasn’t updated in my service record screen yet. Can you tell me what step I should be at?

A. If you were at step 3, a reasonable assumption is that you are now at step 4.


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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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