Temporary promotion


Q. 1. Can a person be noncompetitively temporarily promoted from a GS-14 to a GS-15 without having served 52 weeks as a GS-14?

2. Can a person act in a higher-graded position without competition beyond 120 days?

A. 1. To the best of my knowledge, an employee can be noncompetitively promoted for 120 days without having 52 weeks in the next lower grade.

2. No. At the end of the 120 days, the employee must be returned to his former position, or the position must be announced and filled competitively.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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