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GrifterTMP2  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:37:39 AM(UTC)
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So I am a GS-11 who works for a small agency roughly 60 people are in my job nation wide, 40 in my office. Recently a GS-12 team lead retired. Yesterday, we found out that the vacant GS-12position was being filled by a team lead across the country who holds the same GS-12 position and they will be moving across the country to take that position. and the only position that will be posted will be the position on the other coast. Is this ethical? And is there any recourse that can be taken? Or should I "just be happy that I have a job" as I have been told before?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:50:34 AM(UTC)
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So I am a GS-11 who works for a small agency roughly 60 people are in my job nation wide, 40 in my office. Recently a GS-12 team lead retired. Yesterday, we found out that the vacant GS-12position was being filled by a team lead across the country who holds the same GS-12 position and they will be moving across the country to take that position. and the only position that will be posted will be the position on the other coast. Is this ethical? And is there any recourse that can be taken? Or should I "just be happy that I have a job" as I have been told before?
Without knowing more, there are many reasons this can occur. It is allowed (internal transfer). It could be a hardship transfer, a reasonable accommodation, etc. They could simply want that person and are willing to transfer them to the position (if the person coming is paying for the move vs the agency, this us even better for the agency! They know the job, etc and won't need training). The other coast supervisor may be happy to lose this person (personality conflicts, etc) and may be in a better position to hire and train a new person.

Recourse: Apply for the other GS12 position.

They are still advertising a GS12 position, but if you apply, you better be willing to transfer to the other coast.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:02:13 AM(UTC)
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Unfortunately, my wife and I would have to uproot our entire family and leave our entire support system, if I did get the GS12. We really aren't looking to do that because she just started her dream job and moving across the country with no support system in place really isn't in the plans. If it was just me, I would probably would move but I have to think about more then just myself.

This just has the smell and taste of a back room deal that was made.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:01:43 PM(UTC)
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It doesn’t sound shady based on what you have written.
The excuse of, "I read it on FederalSoup..." won't work. Please do your due diligence.
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This just has the smell and taste of a back room deal that was made.
This seems funny considering your screen name is "Grifter".

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#6 Posted : Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:23:48 PM(UTC)

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No it’s not

If this person is 30% disabled vet or schedule A he is eligible for appt without posting the job.

If this persons dpouse AD in the military bring moved to there then it’s allowed as a non compete, non announced.

There maybe be other motivations in moving thrm to this job such as looking for him to advance up the chain in the future.

If there was a fundamental difference in these 2 jobs thry coukd be doing position transfers.
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