Q & A Session – VRA Appointment Counting Toward Tenure
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.
If an employee was converted from a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (GS-11) to a Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) (GS-12) appointment and the employee did not serve the full two year probationary period before converting to the VEOA, does his or her time served in the VRA appointment count toward career tenure?
The employee was selected from a merit service promotion and served 1 year and 5 months in the VRA appointment.
It depends. The earlier service would count if it was for a like and similar job.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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