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.
Yes. Peer nomination for quality step increases is permissible. However, some process would need to be set up to ensure that nominated employees meet the eligibility criteria. Also, under section 531.501 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, final authority for granting quality step increases must remain with management.
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