Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
I was terminated from federal employment a few years ago but am currently working for a company under government contract. My current position is about to be reclassified into a government position under the GS schedule. If I am hired for the reclassified position, will I be able to retain my former GS grade and/or step?
No. If a former government employee is rehired by the government, he or she would need to be hired at the GS grade and step for the newly classified position.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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