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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

Can an agency assign 16 years of additional service credit to a Pass (Level 3) in Pattern A (two summary levels) and 12 years credit to a Fully Successful (Level 3) in Pattern H (five summary levels) in the same reduction in force?

Yes. Based on its analysis of the competitive area(s) and its determination of what would minimize severely advantaging or disadvantaging employees, an agency can assign different values to the same summary level (Level 3) in different patterns (A and H) in the same reduction in force, and even within the same competitive area.

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