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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

When can an acceptable level of competence determination be delayed?

An acceptable level of competence determination can be delayed for only two reasons:

when an employee has not had the minimum period of time to demonstrate acceptable performance on his or her elements and standards; and
when an employee is reduced in grade because of unacceptable performance to a position in which he or she is eligible for a within-grade increase or will become eligible within the minimum appraisal period.

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