FSIS DIRECTIVE 4335.1
DEPARTMENT MERIT PROMOTION PLAN
DPM CHAPTER 335, APPENDIXES, A, B, AND C
PROMOTION AND INTERNAL PLACEMENT
APPENDIX A - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS
REPROMOTION PLACEMENT PLAN
Coverage - As required by Title VII of Public Law 95-454, "Civil Service Reform Act of 1978,"
coverage includes incumbents of positions classified in the GS, GM, GG, or similar pay
schedules and in any prevailing rate schedule who were reduced in grade because of:
an error in the prior classification of a position;
a change in classification standards without a change in duties and responsibilities;
a change in the duties and responsibilities caused by a gradual erosion or by
management action; or
the application of reduction in force procedures.
Purpose - To provide placement opportunities to covered employees to any position for which
they qualify that is equal to the grade or pay of the position from which demoted.
Exceptions - Types of actions excepted are:
promotion to positions filled by career promotion as defined in DPM 335, Appendix B;
positions filled by individuals exercising statutory reemployment rights (e.g., return from
the military, or restoration after being separated due to compensable injury or disability);
positions filled by nondiscretionary action directed by a qualified legal or administrative
positions filled by demotion or lateral reassignment of an Agency employee (position
may be filled by demotion, lateral reassignment or transfer of a non-Agency employee
if there are no qualified agency employees entitled to placement consideration).
Intervening Grades - An employee who has been downgraded more than one grade has
placement consideration rights to all intervening grades. For example, an employee downgraded
from a GS-12 to a GS-6, has placement consideration rights to all GS-7 through GS-12 positions
for which qualified.