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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

Under an appraisal program with two summary levels (Pass/Fail), can an agency establish some criteria other than, or in addition to, the Level 3 (Fully Successful or equivalent, e.g., pass) rating of record for achieving an acceptable level of competence?

No. Governmentwide regulations require a rating of record of at least Level 3 (Fully Successful or equivalent) as the basis for the acceptable level of competence determination. There is no provision to consider anything other than the rating of record.

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