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glacierlakes  
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:48:27 PM(UTC)
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I received another federal job offer literally one day after I was appointed to my current position. Normally I would have declined and stayed put, but the job I was offered is a higher grade AND it more closely matches my professional interests. In short, it's my dream job (or close to it!). I explained the dilemma to the HR specialist who offered me the higher graded position, and was told i'd have to wait 90 days before I can EOD into the position. This puts me in an awkward position with my current agency, as I'd rather just transfer sooner than later so we're not wasting each other's time.

Are there any known loopholes to get around the 90 day restriction? I was selected for both positions as a status candidate under merit procedures.

Thanks!!
Obliged  
#2 Posted : Friday, June 22, 2012 7:08:44 AM(UTC)
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Go with the higher grade job.

Obliged2012-06-22 19:02:33
Na  
#3 Posted : Friday, June 22, 2012 10:09:49 AM(UTC)
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It sounds like you were appointed as a new Federal employee from a register.  As long as the better position is also from a register, the 90 day rule doesn't apply.  It is a new appointment.  The 90 day rule means that you can't be moved in your current agency for 90 days after a career conditional appointment.  The rule was established to prevent agencies from hiring a person in one position to circumvent veterans preferecnce and then moving them immediately to another position.  As long as the method of appointment is from a competitive register, you can also be appointed in the same agency.
spence  
#4 Posted : Friday, June 22, 2012 11:25:05 AM(UTC)
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Original poster said they were appointed as a status candidate under merit promotion procedures -- not as a new Federal employee from a register.  So the 90 day restriction does probably apply.


spence2012-06-22 19:31:30
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