Requests from managers for quasi-attorney positions such as Legal Analyst, Regulations Analyst, and Legislative Analyst should be reviewed carefully to ensure that a law degree or law license is not required in the vacancy announcement or stated in the position description PD. Appointments may be made for periods not-to-exceed 14 months pending admission to the bar. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with HHS. Active Bar membership is verified prior to appointment.
Appointments under this paragraph shall be confined to graduates of recognized law schools and shall be for periods not to exceed 14 months pending admission to the bar. No person shall be given more than one appointment under this paragraph.
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However, an appointment which was initially made for less than 14 months may be extended for a period not to exceed 14 months. Law school graduates who have not yet been admitted to the bar and who have not served in a judicial clerkship may be temporarily employed at the GS level, not to exceed 14 months as law clerk trainees. Law school graduates who have not yet been admitted to the bar and who have served one year in a judicial clerkship may be temporarily employed at the GS level, not to exceed 14 months as law clerk trainees.
Legal Intern. Students at accredited law schools who are candidates for J.
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Extensions may be approved on a case by case basis. Legal Interns are eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent or temporary position in the competitive service once they have met Pathways program requirements, if it was stated in the job opportunity announcement from which they were selected. However, per 5 C.
Attorney positions. The Pathways Executive Order and implementation regulations do not provide for conversion to an excepted service position. The request should include a PD.
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The HRO conducts a preliminary review of the draft PD to ascertain if the position meets the series definition for an attorney and is properly classified to the GS series. OGC has 30 calendar days to review the request and concur in writing or deny the request with a written explanation. Part , and applicable HHS policy, must be followed when filling these excepted service positions.
Law Clerk positions are filled in accordance with the excepted service hiring procedures outlined in 5 C. All new supervisors serve a one-year supervisory probationary period. The original is kept in an official personnel file in the Office of Human Resources Management. You should keep a copy of every SF you receive. Background Investigation: All new permanent employees and some temporary employees must have a security background investigation. It is a permanent record that transfers with you to other Federal agencies or to the Federal Records Center when you leave Federal service.
You should keep a copy of all the forms associated with your employment. Employment of Relatives: The employment of relatives is not appropriate if you have anything to do with their selection, promotions, performance appraisals or awards. The definition of a relative is: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother or half sister.
Resignation, Transfer or Termination: You must notify your supervisor at least two weeks in advance of your last day. If you leave Federal service you receive a lump sum payment for any unused annual leave, not sick leave. If you transfer to another Federal agency your annual and sick leave are transferred.
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Promotions and Reassignments: Agencies may promote, demote or reassign career or career conditional employees under a variety of circumstances. They also may make time-limited promotions of up to five years to fill temporary positions, accomplish project work, fill positions temporarily pending reorganization or to meet other temporary needs. Most career promotions are either career-ladder or processed through the merit promotion plan. General Schedule employees who are promoted to a higher grade must receive a pay increase equal to or above two steps of the former grade.
A career or career-conditional employee of one agency may transfer, without a break in service, to an equivalent competitive service position in another agency without competing. To transfer to another Federal agency, you must meet the qualification requirements for the position. Employees must also be found suitable for employment in competitive service positions. If the current appointment is subject to a suitability investigation, that condition continues after the transfer.
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Generally, you become eligible for promotion after spending a year in your current grade and gaining experience doing the full range of the duties of the position for one year. However, being eligible for promotion does not guarantee you will be promoted. You must compete and be selected for a vacancy at a higher grade level unless the promotion is within your "career ladder". What is a career ladder? When a position has a range of grade levels, for example 5,7,9,11, with a maximum grade of 12, and the vacancy announcement stated that there was promotion potential to the 12, it is a career ladder position.
Normally, after completing one year you are eligible for promotion to the next grade.
Being eligible does not necessarily mean you will be promoted. There are three criteria: You are performing at a fully successful level. The agency spending levels would not be adversely affected. There is enough work in the unit at the next grade level for you to be promoted. Classification: Position Description: Your position description is a description of your duties and responsibilities.
It is used to determine your grade level and pay. Job assignments and duties are used to determine grade level, not "on the job" performance. Employee Relations: Performance Management System: All employees who have appointments that exceed days receive a performance appraisal. Employees must be in a position for 90 days in order to receive a performance appraisal. CPSC has a 5 level system. You and your immediate supervisor are responsible for establishing a performance plan within 30 days of your appointment. Your supervisor completes your Performance Appraisal at the end of the rating period October 1 - September 30 and the next higher-level official reviews it.
Your performance appraisal folder is kept in the Office of Human Resources Management. Leave: Annual Leave: Time earned for vacations or personal days. Accrues as follows: 4 hours per pay period for the first three years of employment; 6 hours per pay period from year four until year 15; 8 hours per pay period from year 15; and, Can be used in increments of 15 minutes.
Must be approved in advance whenever possible. Sick Leave: Time earned to be used for illnesses, doctor's appointments, sick family members, etc. Accrued as follows: 4 hours per pay period for everyone; Can be used in minute increments; and, Must be approved in advance whenever possible. Holidays: If you are a full time employee you are excused from work, with pay, for the legal holidays.
If you work on legal holidays you will receive holiday pay. Pay: Pay Plans: Congress determines federal salaries.
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There are 5 levels. Overtime: Overtime is work performed in excess of 8 hrs a day or 40 hrs in a week. Compensatory Time: Compensatory time is time earned in place of overtime earned, if agreed to by the employer or required by regulation. Paydays: You will be paid every other Wednesday for a two-week period.
Pay Deductions: Certain deductions are automatically taken from payroll checks.
Within-grade increases: There are 10 pay steps for each grade and when you move up a step it is called a within-grade increase. Minimum waiting periods for within-grade increases are: Steps Minimum Waiting Period 2, 3, and 4 52 weeks 5, 6, and 7 weeks 8, 9, and 10 weeks A new waiting period begins when: It is the first appointment in the Federal service. There is a break in service for more then 52 weeks. There is an equivalent increase such as a promotion. There is excess Leave Without Pay.
Special Pay Rates: The Office of Personnel Management has approved "special pay rates" for certain types of positions in specified occupations and locations. Miscellaneous Sources of Pay: Awards: CPSC has an award system for employees that recognizes ongoing good performance, and special contributions to the agency's mission. These can be monetary or non-monetary awards. Bonuses: Recruitment bonuses are cash incentives up to 25 percent of base pay given to new employees for jobs that have been difficult to fill in the past.
Relocation bonuses up to 25 percent may be paid for current Federal employees to relocate to a new commuting area. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Retention allowances may be given up to 25 percent of basic pay to a current employee with unusually high or unique qualifications or the agency has a special need for that person's qualifications.