12. APPOINTMENTS. Interns will be appointed in the excepted service under Schedule B, 5 CFR
213.3202(o) for a period not to exceed two (2) years. However, G-WPC may request in writing to
OPM, approval to extend internships for up to one (1) additional year for additional training and/or
developmental activities. G-WPC is delegated authority to extend, without OPM approval, two (2) year
internships for up to an additional 120 days to cover rare or unusual circumstances. Such requests must
be made in writing to Commandant (G-WPC-1) for review and approval through the appropriate HR
specialist no later than 60 days prior to the end of the two (2) year internship.
13. VETERAN PREFERENCE. Veteran Preference for CGFCIP applicants will be granted in accordance
with reference (f) and (g).
14. CAREER DEVELOPMENT. The appropriate supervisor/manager will design and provide career
interns with formal training and developmental opportunities throughout the internship to acquire the
appropriate competencies needed for non-competitive conversion. Commandant (G-WPC-1) and
Commandant (G-WPC-3) may assist the appropriate management representatives in developing a
specific individual training and career development plan relevant to the position(s) being filled. Such
training and/or career developmental opportunities may include on-the-job experience, rotational or
other job assignments, attendance at conferences and seminars, interagency assignment and personalized
training courses, as appropriate. A sample individual training and career development plan is provided
at enclosure (l).
15. PROMOTIONS. During the internship period, participants in the program will receive promotions, in
accordance with established career-ladder requirements, satisfactory performance and successful
completion of developmental requirements. This provision does not confer entitlement to promotion.
Time-in-grade is not required for advancement in the excepted service.
16. CONVERSION TO COMPETITIVE SERVICE. Except as provided in paragraph 16(b) below, service
as an intern shall confer no rights to further Federal employment in either the competitive or excepted
service upon the expiration of the internship period.
a. Appointment in the competitive civil service may be granted to career interns who successfully
complete their internships and meet all qualifications, suitability and performance requirements for
the position. These noncompetitive conversions will be effective on the date the 2-year service
requirement is met or at the end of the extended period.
b. An employee who held a career or career-conditional appointment in the CG immediately before
entering the CGFCIP, and who fails to successfully complete the Program for reasons unrelated to
misconduct or suitability shall be placed in a career or career-conditional position within the CG at a
grade or pay rate no lower than the one the employee left to accept the position in the Program.
c. An employee who held a career or career-conditional appointment in another DOT operating
administration or other federal agency immediately before entering the CGFCIP and who fails to
successfully complete the program will have no return rights and will be separated.