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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is Federal civilian human resource management experience working largely independently to advise managers on employee relations issues and to develop proposal and decision letters on formal disciplinary actions for conduct or performance on behalf of a Federal Agency.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 2.I have personally both advised on AND written proposal and/or decision letters or, where not applicable, alternative authoritative documents to be issued by management officials of a Federal Agency for the following types of actions:
  1. Counseling
  2. Reprimand
  3. Suspension of less than 14 days
  4. Suspension of 14 days or more
  5. Removal
  6. Indefinite suspension
  7. Letter of requirement/sick leave restriction
  8. Off-duty conduct cases
  9. Cases invoking the crime provision as it relates to notice periods
  10. Actions based on security clearance
  11. Suitability cases
  12. Notices of Furlough
  13. Management directed reassignments
  14. Performance cases under Chapter 75
  15. Performance cases under Chapter 43, including Performance Improvement Periods
  16. None of the above


* 3.I have current knowledge of Merit Systems Protection Board case precedents and have regular experience in preparing and successfully defending disciplinary, adverse, and performance-based actions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I have experience personally conducting administrative investigations, including investigatory interviews of employee’s accused of misconduct.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have provided authoritative guidance and assistance to managers and employees on employee leave issues, to include leave usage and leave abuse.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.I have provided authoritative guidance and assistance to managers and employees on the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I have regular experience writing performance plans for management issuance.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.I have experience serving as the responsible party for the development of the following (for the first time or where substantive changes were required):
  1. Standard operating procedures for use internal to my work unit
  2. Customer-wide communications regarding policy and/or procedures
  3. Policy applicable within my organization
  4. Policy applicable to multiple organizations
  5. Policy applicable Bureau or Agency-wide
  6. Analysis regarding the impact of federal register notices, executive orders, regulatory or legal changes on Agency or HR operations
  7. Articles of collective bargaining agreements.
  8. None of the above


* 10.I have experience analyzing the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results to identify underlying trends, opportunities for improvement and/or best practices.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have experience developing change management or program improvement plans to redress less than ideal employee perceptions found on Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results or similar employee feedback devices.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have regularly advised supervisors and agency officials as to people management approaches and techniques to improve employee engagement while accomplishing the mission.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I independently identified an opportunity for improvement within a program to mitigate or overcome a systemic problem/ challenge and I developed a change management plan to overcome this programmatic challenge/ problem.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have successfully implemented a change management plan to overcome for a systemic or significant programmatic challenge/ problem.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 16.I have personal experience developing and presenting to employees and/or supervisors training programs regarding one of the following: disciplinary and adverse actions, leave administration, or performance management, which included technical information regarding regulatory and legal requirements.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.I have personal experience developing and presenting to human recourses professionals training programs regarding one of the following: disciplinary and adverse actions leave administration, performance management, which included technical information regarding regulatory and legal requirements.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 19.I have experience developing and presenting presentations on complex human resources matters to the following:
  1. Colleagues in my work unit
  2. Employees and Supervisors of the Agency
  3. Senior Officials of the Agency
  4. Entities outside of the Agency on behalf of the Agency
  5. None of the above


* 20.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 21.I have experience regularly providing advice, guidance, and work products based on technical knowledge of the following areas of Federal Human Resources:
  1. Time and attendance policy, which must include entitlements to premium pay
  2. Hours of duty and alternative work schedules
  3. Benefits
  4. Personnel Security
  5. Workers compensation
  6. Telework
  7. Reasonable accommodation
  8. Labor relations
  9. None of the above


* 22.I have had personal responsibility for developing policy and implementing the following programs in one or more positions:
  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  2. Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
  3. Flexiplace (Telecommuting)
  4. Alternative Work Schedules
  5. Employee Assistance
  6. Personnel Security
  7. Incentive Awards
  8. Performance Management
  9. Federal Retirement Programs
  10. Employee Benefits
  11. None of the Above


* 23.Have you recommended policy changes, suggested courses of action, or proposed new legislation or regulations that have affected an internal program or operation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 24.I have synthesized multiple levels of information and developed original policy recommendations from that information.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 25.I have experience serving as the responsible party for the development of the following (for the first time or where substantive changes were required):
  1. Standard operating procedures for use internal to my work unit .
  2. Customer-wide communications regarding policy and/or procedures.
  3. Policy applicable within my organization.
  4. Policy applicable to multiple organizations.
  5. Policy applicable Bureau or Agency-wide.
  6. Analysis regarding the impact of federal register notices, executive orders, regulatory or legal changes on Agency or HR operations.
  7. Articles of collective bargaining agreements.
  8. None of the above.


Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14 Choose the answer that best describes your experience:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is federal civilian human resource management experience in the area of employee relations. Specialized experience is work that involves providing advice and assistance to management officials on federal civilian disciplinary, adverse and performance-based actions, applying case precedents in preparing such actions, and researching, developing and implementing federal civilian conduct, performance management, performance recognition, leave administration, and other similar programs.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.I have personally both advised on AND written proposal and/or decision letters or, where not applicable, alternative authoritative documents to be issued by management officials of a Federal Agency for the following types of actions:
  1. Counseling
  2. Reprimand
  3. Suspension of less than 14 days
  4. Suspension of 14 days or more
  5. Removal
  6. Indefinite suspension
  7. Letter of requirement/sick leave restriction
  8. Off-duty conduct cases
  9. Cases invoking the crime provision as it relates to notice periods
  10. Actions based on security clearance
  11. Suitability cases
  12. Notices of Furlough
  13. Management directed reassignments
  14. Performance cases under Chapter 75
  15. Performance cases under Chapter 43, including Performance Improvement Periods
  16. None of the above


* 3.I have current knowledge of Merit Systems Protection Board case precedents and have regular experience in preparing and successfully defending disciplinary, adverse, and performance-based actions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I have experience personally conducting administrative investigations, including investigatory interviews of employee’s accused of misconduct.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.I have provided authoritative guidance and assistance to managers and employees on employee leave issues, to include leave usage and leave abuse.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.I have provided authoritative guidance and assistance to managers and employees on the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.I have regular experience writing performance plans for management issuance.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.I have experience serving as the responsible party for the development of the following (for the first time or where substantive changes were required):
  1. Standard operating procedures for use internal to my work unit
  2. Customer-wide communications regarding policy and/or procedures
  3. Policy applicable within my organization
  4. Policy applicable to multiple organizations
  5. Policy applicable Bureau or Agency-wide
  6. Analysis regarding the impact of federal register notices, executive orders, regulatory or legal changes on Agency or HR operations
  7. Articles of collective bargaining agreements.
  8. None of the above


* 10.I have experience analyzing the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results to identify underlying trends, opportunities for improvement and/or best practices.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.I have experience developing change management or program improvement plans to redress less than ideal employee perceptions found on Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results or similar employee feedback devices.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have regularly advised supervisors and agency officials as to people management approaches and techniques to improve employee engagement while accomplishing the mission.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I independently identified an opportunity for improvement within a program to mitigate or overcome a systemic problem/ challenge and I developed a change management plan to overcome this programmatic challenge/ problem.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have successfully implemented a change management plan to overcome for a systemic or significant programmatic challenge/ problem.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 16.I have personal experience developing and presenting to employees and/or supervisors training programs regarding one of the following: disciplinary and adverse actions, leave administration, or performance management, which included technical information regarding regulatory and legal requirements.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.I have personal experience developing and presenting to human recourses professionals training programs regarding one of the following: disciplinary and adverse actions leave administration, performance management, which included technical information regarding regulatory and legal requirements.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 19.I have experience developing and presenting presentations on complex human resources matters to the following:
  1. Colleagues in my work unit
  2. Employees and Supervisors of the Agency
  3. Senior Officials of the Agency
  4. Entities outside of the Agency on behalf of the Agency
  5. None of the above


* 20.Identify the specific employment work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 21.I have experience regularly providing advice, guidance, and work products based on technical knowledge of the following areas of Federal Human Resources:
  1. Time and attendance policy, which must include entitlements to premium pay
  2. Hours of duty and alternative work schedules
  3. Benefits
  4. Personnel Security
  5. Workers compensation
  6. Telework
  7. Reasonable accommodation
  8. Labor relations
  9. None of the above


* 22.I have had personal responsibility for developing policy and implementing the following programs in one or more positions:
  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  2. Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
  3. Flexiplace (Telecommuting)
  4. Alternative Work Schedules
  5. Employee Assistance
  6. Personnel Security
  7. Incentive Awards
  8. Performance Management
  9. Federal Retirement Programs
  10. Employee Benefits
  11. None of the Above


* 23.Have you recommended policy changes, suggested courses of action, or proposed new legislation or regulations that have affected an internal program or operation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 24.I have synthesized multiple levels of information and developed original policy recommendations from that information.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 25.I have experience serving as the responsible party for the development of the following (for the first time or where substantive changes were required):
  1. Standard operating procedures for use internal to my work unit .
  2. Customer-wide communications regarding policy and/or procedures.
  3. Policy applicable within my organization.
  4. Policy applicable to multiple organizations.
  5. Policy applicable Bureau or Agency-wide.
  6. Analysis regarding the impact of federal register notices, executive orders, regulatory or legal changes on Agency or HR operations.
  7. Articles of collective bargaining agreements.
  8. None of the above.






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