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 an employee with an agency between 2007 and 2011. I was a GS-12 Step 1 when I voluntarily applied and accepted another position at a GS-7 Step 10 level, which was a pay cut. I learned that others in my same situation were able to keep their GS-12 pay or were given advance promotion to GS-12. How do I go about doing the same to get back my GS-12 pay?
I don’t know the circumstances of how or why the other employees were treated more favorably. I suggest you point out the difference in treatment to see if you can receive the same treatment as the others, if you are similarly situated.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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