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    Frequently Asked Questions::If an agency is running reductions in force in two separate competitive areas and each...

    If an agency is running reductions in force in two separate competitive areas and each area has ratings given under a different pattern, does this constitute a mix of patterns under the reduction in force regulations?

    No, there is no comparison across competitive areas to determine if a mix of patterns exists. Only if there is a mix of patterns within a single competitive area can an agency vary credit.

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