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Do the appraisal regulations require a manager to give an employee with unacceptable performance an opportunity to improve before imposing an adverse action?

It depends on the provisions the agency chooses to use in taking the performance-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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