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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 involving the administration of a telework program and other programs and projects pertaining to employee relations. Examples of specialized experience include administering a telework policy, providing guidance to employees and managers on a telework program and its operating procedures, and developing and implementing a variety of communications initiatives about a telework program. Experience advising managers on overcoming complex employee relations issues on behalf of a Federal Agency may also be considered.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.Select the areas in which you have experience in implementing and administering a federal telework program.
  1. Recommending agency policy based on the Telework Enhancement Act.
  2. Answering questions related to an agency’s telework policy.
  3. Assisting supervisors and employees in overcoming challenges related to telework.
  4. Serving as a final reviewer/approver of telework agreements.
  5. Developing and presenting telework training.
  6. None of the above


* 3.Select the areas in which you have experience in administering an agency’s career/life balance program.
  1. Developing and administering a wellness program.
  2. Overseeing a partnership with an EAP program or agency health unit to provide employees with educational information.
  3. Developing and presenting training related to career/life balance programs.
  4. Designing and leading outreach efforts to obtain employee input on career/life balance programs.
  5. Developing and executing change management plans related to career/life balance programs.
  6. Reviewing employee viewpoint survey results to identify trends and take action to improve scores related to career/life balance programs.
  7. Experiencing serving as a Contracting Officer’s Representative.
  8. None of the above


* 4.Select the areas in which you have experience in administering a federal leave and hours of duty program.
  1. Providing guidance and answering questions related to an agency’s alternative work schedules policies.
  2. Recommending policy and providing guidance related to an agency’s closure and dismissal procedures.
  3. Answering complex questions involving employee leave entitlements.
  4. Administering a leave transfer program.
  5. Recommending policy and providing guidance related to an agency’s policy on the accrual and use of credit hours and compensatory time.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.I have experience independently handling complex employee relations matters including the following:
  1. Providing advice and guidance to supervisors
  2. Providing advice and guidance to employees
  3. Assisting with efforts to improve communications between supervisor and employees
  4. Drafting performance plans
  5. Assisting organizations to overcome performance management challenges
  6. Drafting performance improvement period plans
  7. Drafting disciplinary and adverse actions
  8. None of the above


* 6.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


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


* 8.In the area of Project Management, I have utilized my knowledge of and skill in planning, performance management, and quality control to:
  1. Prepare project plans based on an organization's strategic objectives and needs.
  2. Develop comprehensive project schedules for complex projects covering the complete systems life-cycle.
  3. Assess project performance using defined tools and techniques, including earned value management metrics.
  4. Recommend most beneficial implementation approach for new system design.
  5. Lead implementation activities.
  6. Improve existing technology and business processes.
  7. None of the above.


* 9.Have you led cross-functional projects (i.e. projects involving persons or issues of different backgrounds, technical competencies, disciplines, and levels within the organization)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Evaluate project effectiveness using analytical methods to report findings to management.
  1. I have generated trends that demonstrate project effectiveness over a set period of time.
  2. I have compiled outcomes or measures that demonstrated project effectiveness, such as those related to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
  3. I have measured a project's progress toward meeting goals by monitoring metrics or milestones (such as during independent research).
  4. I have been responsible for quality assurance, quality control, or process compliance related to project operations.
  5. I have generated projections of future project performance.
  6. I have used activity based costing to evaluate the financial performance or effectiveness of project operations.
  7. I have gathered and evaluated customer service satisfaction information to understand project effectiveness.
  8. I have conducted benchmarking of other Government agencies or private industry to gauge the relative effectiveness of project operations.
  9. I have evaluated cost containment or cost reduction measures to evaluate project effectiveness.
  10. I have used other analytical methods to evaluate project effectiveness.
  11. I have used analytical methods such as determining trends and projections, measuring progress, or evaluating financial performance, but not for the purpose of evaluating project effectiveness.
  12. I have not evaluated project effectiveness using analytical methods.


Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14 Choose the answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service involving the development, implementation and administration of a telework program and other programs and projects pertaining to employee relations. Examples of specialized experience include developing a telework policy, developing a telework program plan and operating procedures, developing and implementing a telework communication and change-management strategy; advising senior leaders, employees, and employee representatives on an agency telework program. Experience advising managers on overcoming complex employee relations issues on behalf of a Federal Agency may also be considered.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.Select the areas in which you have experience in implementing and administering a federal telework program.
  1. Recommending agency policy based on the Telework Enhancement Act.
  2. Answering questions related to an agency’s telework policy.
  3. Assisting supervisors and employees in overcoming challenges related to telework.
  4. Serving as a final reviewer/approver of telework agreements.
  5. Developing and presenting telework training.
  6. None of the above


* 3.Select the areas in which you have experience in administering an agency’s career/life balance program.
  1. Developing and administering a wellness program.
  2. Overseeing a partnership with an EAP program or agency health unit to provide employees with educational information.
  3. Developing and presenting training related to career/life balance programs.
  4. Designing and leading outreach efforts to obtain employee input on career/life balance programs.
  5. Developing and executing change management plans related to career/life balance programs.
  6. Reviewing employee viewpoint survey results to identify trends and take action to improve scores related to career/life balance programs.
  7. Experiencing serving as a Contracting Officer’s Representative.
  8. None of the above


* 4.Select the areas in which you have experience in administering a federal leave and hours of duty program.
  1. Providing guidance and answering questions related to an agency’s alternative work schedules policies.
  2. Recommending policy and providing guidance related to an agency’s closure and dismissal procedures.
  3. Answering complex questions involving employee leave entitlements.
  4. Administering a leave transfer program.
  5. Recommending policy and providing guidance related to an agency’s policy on the accrual and use of credit hours and compensatory time.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.I have experience independently handling complex employee relations matters including the following:
  1. Providing advice and guidance to supervisors
  2. Providing advice and guidance to employees
  3. Assisting with efforts to improve communications between supervisor and employees
  4. Drafting performance plans
  5. Assisting organizations to overcome performance management challenges
  6. Drafting performance improvement period plans
  7. Drafting disciplinary and adverse actions
  8. None of the above


* 6.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


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


* 8.In the area of Project Management, I have utilized my knowledge of and skill in planning, performance management, and quality control to:
  1. Prepare project plans based on an organization's strategic objectives and needs.
  2. Develop comprehensive project schedules for complex projects covering the complete systems life-cycle.
  3. Assess project performance using defined tools and techniques, including earned value management metrics.
  4. Recommend most beneficial implementation approach for new system design.
  5. Lead implementation activities.
  6. Improve existing technology and business processes.
  7. None of the above.


* 9.Have you led cross-functional projects (i.e. projects involving persons or issues of different backgrounds, technical competencies, disciplines, and levels within the organization)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Evaluate project effectiveness using analytical methods to report findings to management.
  1. I have generated trends that demonstrate project effectiveness over a set period of time.
  2. I have compiled outcomes or measures that demonstrated project effectiveness, such as those related to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
  3. I have measured a project's progress toward meeting goals by monitoring metrics or milestones (such as during independent research).
  4. I have been responsible for quality assurance, quality control, or process compliance related to project operations.
  5. I have generated projections of future project performance.
  6. I have used activity based costing to evaluate the financial performance or effectiveness of project operations.
  7. I have gathered and evaluated customer service satisfaction information to understand project effectiveness.
  8. I have conducted benchmarking of other Government agencies or private industry to gauge the relative effectiveness of project operations.
  9. I have evaluated cost containment or cost reduction measures to evaluate project effectiveness.
  10. I have used other analytical methods to evaluate project effectiveness.
  11. I have used analytical methods such as determining trends and projections, measuring progress, or evaluating financial performance, but not for the purpose of evaluating project effectiveness.
  12. I have not evaluated project effectiveness using analytical methods.






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