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    Frequently Asked Questions::May an agency use assessments and measures other than ratings of record to make personnel...

    May an agency use assessments and measures other than ratings of record to make personnel decisions?

    Yes. Agencies may use any procedures they deem appropriate for considering performance when granting awards and taking other personnel actions, with the following exceptions:

    • assigning additional service credit in a reduction in force, which requires that ratings of record be used to assign additional service credit, and
    • within-grade increases for General Schedule employees and prevailing rate system employees, which are tied to ratings of record and performance ratings respectively.

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