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Current or Former Federal Employees  

A non-competitive appointment of certain current or former federal employees to a competitive service position.  


You must hold or have held a permanent competitive service position with the same or higher promotion potential as the advertised position. Former federal employees must be eligible for reinstatement.

Required Documentation

An SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) that contains your tenure; grade and step; salary; and full performance level.

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