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    Frequently Asked Questions::Can one agency subcomponent use two summary levels and others use three or more (up...

    Can one agency subcomponent use two summary levels and others use three or more (up to five)?

    A. Yes. So long as the applicable agency performance appraisal system provides for it, subcomponent programs may use any pattern of summary levels permitted by regulation. The Office of Personnel Management cautions agencies and their subcomponents to ensure that their applicable performance appraisal programs explicitly state the pattern used, including their numeric rating-level designators and equivalent terms.

    The summary level patterns allowed by regulation are:

    Pattern Summary Level
      1 2 3 4 5
    A X   X    
    B X   X   X
    C X   X X  
    D X X X    
    E X   X X X
    F X X X   X
    G X X X X  
    H X X X X X

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