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    Frequently Asked Questions::When can an acceptable level of competence determination be delayed?

    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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