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TheSID  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:42:59 AM(UTC)
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Good day, all. I've been reading these boards for a few years and have found great information here. I'm hoping someone could help me with a question.

I'm currently a GS-11 (2210 series) in the Air Force. More specifically, I'm in a Pathway's Recent Graduate program (Palace Acquire). I'll complete my program in two months. I recently applied and was given a tentative offer for a GS-12 position with the Navy. One of my coworkers told me that I could negotiate for a step increase in the GS-12 position because I will be a Pathway's graduate. Is there any fidelity to my co-worker's claim?
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If you are a GS employee you can’t negotiate steps. It woukd be a promotion if yiu are 12 now following the two step rule

If you are in a non gs pay system you have some wiggle room because of seeing where your salary put you agai st a gs system
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You can't negotiate is my understanding. You will also need 1 year time in grade if internal announcement.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:30:05 AM(UTC)
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You would need to resign from your current govt job and have a 90 day break in service to be able to negotiate the salary/grade/step. This is tough to do living paycheck to paycheck, unless you're already a TSP millionaire!

Also if you did resign with less than 3 years working for uncle sam you could not apply to merit promotion jobs unless you were reinstated first.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:57:35 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for all the input!
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Good day, all. One of my coworkers told me that I could negotiate for a step increase in the GS-12 position "because I will be a Pathway's graduate." Is there any fidelity to my co-worker's claim?


That is not the case. Congrats on the job offer though.
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