Q & A Session – Resume Rated Ineligible


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.


My application for federal employment was rated ineligible because my resume did not state hours worked per week at each job. I had the title, location and the month and year I started and the month and year I left the position. Can they rate me ineligible because I did NOT state hours worked per week in each position on my resume?


What is unclear is whether the job announcement required you to state number of hours worked each week. If it did, then yes, you can be rated ineligible.

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

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Debra Roth

Debra L. Roth is a partner at the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth, a federal employment law firm in Washington, D.C. She is general counsel to the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, host of the “FEDtalk” program on Federal News Radio, and a regular contributor to Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive” morning show. Email your legal questions to lawyer@federaltimes.com.

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