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Mike in VT  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, February 05, 2019 10:19:37 AM(UTC)

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Can someone supervise another employee at the same pay grade?

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GS-13 Supervisory Analyst has a GS-13 Analyst directly report to him. The Supervisory Analyst conducts the employee's annual appraisal and administrative functions (i.e. leave and schedule approval). It was always my understanding that the supervisor of record has to be at least one pay grade above the employee.
TheRealOrange  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, February 05, 2019 10:30:20 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mike in VT Go to Quoted Post
Can someone supervise another employee at the same pay grade?

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GS-13 Supervisory Analyst has a GS-13 Analyst directly report to him. The Supervisory Analyst conducts the employee's annual appraisal and administrative functions (i.e. leave and schedule approval). It was always my understanding that the supervisor of record has to be at least one pay grade above the employee.

I don't think there is any requirement for a supervisor to be at least one pay grade above an employee supervised. I have seen several instances of supervisors being at the same pay grade as some of the employees they supervise.

frankgonzalez  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, February 05, 2019 10:42:55 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mike in VT Go to Quoted Post
Can someone supervise another employee at the same pay grade?

Example-
GS-13 Supervisory Analyst has a GS-13 Analyst directly report to him. The Supervisory Analyst conducts the employee's annual appraisal and administrative functions (i.e. leave and schedule approval). It was always my understanding that the supervisor of record has to be at least one pay grade above the employee.
While it is preferable, it isn't required. You can find plenty of places where you have an SES who has a GS15 deputy who supervises several GS-15 division heads, who supervise a GS-15 deputy.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
armywifemba  
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No. At my job the Supervisor, Team Lead, and some employees are all GS-13. Problem I have with this is when you, who transferred from another agency) are making more money than your supervisor who is upset about it; thus, when it is time for performance evaluation, can you guess what happens? This is in the AcqDemo performance system.

Personally, I feel it is a conflict of interest.

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DroneBee  
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AcqDemo (and related demos) are for management only - ArmyWifeMBA is right - they save all the bonus $ for themselves. In the demo system, a lower grade can supervise a higher grade - the agency will come up with all sorts of reasons for stating so - such as that the person is in the management track. Forget any comparisons with military grades - I had a VERY junior officer supervise over a two-tiered level because he was someone's boy.

I can't stress this enough - do not complain about who's your boss, etc. Complainers - even on such a no-brainer as this issue that a supervisor should be higher or at least the same level - are harassed, and, in my case, eventually fired. God Bless.
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