Q. I am a government employee not to exceed five years. I am eligible for benefits and furloughs. Am I also eligible for a step increase or within-grade increase?
A. According to the Office of Personnel Management, “WGIs apply only to GS employees occupying permanent positions. ‘Permanent position’ means a position filled by an employee whose appointment is not designated as temporary and does not have a definite time limitation of 1 year or less.”