Q & A Session – Making Agency Comply with Recommendations of Desk Audit


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.


In 2008, I was subject to a desk audit. The results of the audit stated that my position should be upgraded. However, an agency official disregarded the results and claimed that the human resources employees who conducted the audit were not qualified to do so, even though the audit was conducted at the direction of that same agency official. Can I compel the agency to comply with the recommendations of the desk audit?


You may file a classification appeal at your agency or with the Office of Personnel Management. You can find the appeal procedures at 5 CFR § 511.601-511.616.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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