Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.
An official website of the United States Government.

Posts By: Patricia Charnow

I have been a GS-5 federal employee for nearly 12 years in the same agency; 9 of those in the same department. I have been trying to gain promotion in my department for some time and thought I finally had the best chance for it when we were told we had to take a priority placement person; not a displaced federal employee but the spouse of an active military. While I certainly do not have anything against the ability to hire spouses, I do have issues when it comes to the being overlooked for promotion in a position that I have already been doing for more than 5 years with no additional pay. Being a non-prior service employee, I feel as if I am the one being discriminated against because of those preferences they are afforded. I have been told by our personnel agency that there really isn't thing I can do about it and even if this person doesn't stay long because of the spouse's PSC moves or they just don't like the job (we've had that happen as well); then I have to go through the entire process again and was informed that the PPP list will always be pulled first. I do not have the luxury of moving away to find other employment in the federal government and even if I did; I fear this will always be the case when it comes to applying for higher paying jobs. I have the utmost respect for the military, coming from a military family myself, but realistically, I feel I should have the opportunity to advance as well.

Control Panel

Unexpected Error

There was an unexpected error when performing your action.

Your error has been logged and the appropriate people notified. You may close this message and try your command again, perhaps after refreshing the page. If you continue to experience issues, please notify the site administrator.

Working...