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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

If I accept an appointment at one grade level, am I eligible to accept another appointment at a higher grade level without meeting time-in-grade requirements?

Maybe. If you are applying under merit promotion procedures, time-in-grade is required.  However, if your appointment is based on a selection from an open competitive examination of eligible’s or under a direct hire authority then the answer may be no. Check with the agency Human Resources Office you are applying to for employment to find out how this will apply in your case.

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