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.
Another administrative officer in my agency has far less responsibilities than I have and is a GS-11/12. I am a GS-09. We perform essentially the same functions but my responsibilities are considerably more complex and expansive. My supervisor and his supervisor submitted an upgrade request but our in-house classifier said that my position should remain a 9. What steps can I take to challenge this?
You can file a classification appeal with the Office of Personnel Management, but the standards for prevailing there are pretty tough.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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