Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
Length of within grade increase (WGI) waiting periods for full-time and part-time GS employees
steps 2, 3, 4…………..52 calendar weeks
steps 5, 6, 7…………..104 calendar weeks
steps 8, 9, 10…………156 calendar weeks
5 CFR 531.405(a)(1)
Part-time employees serve the same waiting periods as full-time employees.
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