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Bwayne1282  
#1 Posted : Friday, July 30, 2021 5:09:10 AM(UTC)
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I’m currently a GS-5 that has more than 52 weeks looking to promote to a new GS7 job within the same agency(I’m fully qualified for the job certification wise). The job posting states.

*FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

I’ve been told by some people that I can’t jump two grades BECAUSE of that posting. however when talking to HR they said the job is 5-7, and the head of the agency I work at said It won’t be an issue because they have no GS-6 spots in their agency. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated because I’m getting mixed responses.
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#2 Posted : Friday, July 30, 2021 8:34:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bwayne1282 Go to Quoted Post
I’m currently a GS-5 that has more than 52 weeks looking to promote to a new GS7 job within the same agency(I’m fully qualified for the job certification wise). The job posting states.

*FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

I’ve been told by some people that I can’t jump two grades BECAUSE of that posting. however when talking to HR they said the job is 5-7, and the head of the agency I work at said It won’t be an issue because they have no GS-6 spots in their agency. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated because I’m getting mixed responses.
Depends on the series. Some series are 2 grade interval series (5>7>9>11), some are 1 grade interval (5>6>7>8>9>10>11). All series switch to 1 grade intervals once you hit GS12.

If the position in question is a 2 grade interval series, you being a GS5 is not an issue when applying to a GS7. If it is a 1 interval series, then `it may be.

Go ahead and apply, and let them tell you no.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Monday, August 2, 2021 3:06:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bwayne1282 Go to Quoted Post
I’m currently a GS-5 that has more than 52 weeks looking to promote to a new GS7 job within the same agency(I’m fully qualified for the job certification wise). The job posting states.

*FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

I’ve been told by some people that I can’t jump two grades BECAUSE of that posting. however when talking to HR they said the job is 5-7, and the head of the agency I work at said It won’t be an issue because they have no GS-6 spots in their agency. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated because I’m getting mixed responses.
If the job series is a 2 grade interval job (as in GS5>7>9>11), then there is no GS6, 8 or 10.

If the job series is 1 grade interval then it goes GS5>6>7>8, etc.

All series are 1 grade interval after GS11.

It may be that HR screwed up in the announcement and you only need 52 weeks TIG as a GS5. (I doubt you have spoken to the head of your agency about this, or if you did, whether they know if the agency has GS6's anywhere).

Apply anyway...make them say "no" vs you taking yourself out of consideration by not applying. I would also reach out to the HR POC and validate that requirement (ask them if the series is a 1 or 2 grade interval series...may get you a little hesitation prior to their answering, and may require them to do a little research!).

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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