Q & A Session – NSPS to GS Conversion Promotion Opportunities


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.


Prior to the conversion to NSPS, I was a GS-12 and during my time as an NSPS employee I was grade YC-02. However, when I was converted back to GS I was returned to my prior GS-12 grade but my pay had reached GS-14, step 4. What grades am I eligible to apply for?


The answer to this question depends on what the vacancy announcement requires and the level of experience you have had. If you have only had experience at the GS-12 level, and the vacancy announcement for a GS-13 requires GS-12 experience, you may apply. If a GS-14 requires GS-13 experience, you may not apply.


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

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