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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

Can an agency exclude temporary employees from its performance appraisal system?

Yes. Provided the temporary employees meet the Governmentwide requirements. An agency may exclude an employee who:

is serving in a position under a temporary position for less than 1 year,
agrees to serve without a performance evaluation, and
will not be considered for a reappointment or for an increase in pay based in whole or in part on performance.

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