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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

Do the appraisal regulations require an agency to give an employee with unacceptable performance an opportunity to improve before proposing an adverse action?

It depends on the provisions the agency chooses to use in taking the performnace-based action. If the agency uses the appraisal provisions, an opportunity period must be provided. If the agency uses the adverse action provisions, there is no specific requirement for an opportunity period.

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