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Is there a different waiting period for a permanent part-time employee for a within grade increase (WGI) than full-time employee?

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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