Browsing: position description

Q & A Session – Performing Higher Job Responsibilities Than My Grade Level

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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. Q: I am a GS-9 employee. I am being asked to perform my job responsibilities along with performing the functions of a GS-11 position that is in a different job series. My GS-9 duties are being negatively impacted due to management’s expectation of me doing both jobs. When I bring it to their attention, they say that they are working on filling the position. But this has been going on for…

Q & A Session – Accurate Position Description

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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. Q: My position description was written back in 1999 and has never been updated, even though I have been given many more additional duties. I have addressed this to my various supervisors over the past 12 years but have always been told they would either look into it or ask me to write something up. I am not rated on my performance appraisal on the additional duties I have been given.…

Q&A Session – Challenging Classification and PDs

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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. Q: I have been working without performance standards and my position description, classification and grade does not accurately reflect what I do. OPM has advised that they cannot conduct a review of the agency’s classification program without first allowing the agency to address the issue. The agency has not taken any action. Do we have any recourse to address this issue? A: The complicated, arcane and outdated classification system does depend…