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(cont'd) If approved, the request will be referenced on the appointing SF-50
(Notification of Personnel Action) as permanent documentation of the
If a position is classified as both supervisory and managerial, an employee is
required to complete a single probationary period.
Employees who, as of 11 August 1979, were serving or had served in Federal
civilian supervisory or managerial positions are exempt from the comparable
probationary period requirement. A former supervisor is not required to serve
supervisory probation and a former manager is not required to serve either
supervisory or managerial probation. A former supervisor is required to serve
managerial probation unless excepted under paragraph 6.a.(3).
For purposes of paragraph (1) above, temporary service (temporary
appointment, promotion, or reassignment) as a supervisor or manager is
counted if the employee was officially assigned to the position for more than
120 days. Service while on detail or in an acting capacity does not count.
In the absence of records which clearly support an individual's claim that
he/she should be exempt from the requirement because of previous service in a
supervisory or managerial position, a probationary period as stipulated in
paragraph 4. of this Instruction will be served. An employee who wishes to
contest this determination may do so under the Coast Guard grievance
procedures. There is no right of appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board
OPTION FOR TEMPORARY SERVICE. When a temporary assignment to a supervisory
or managerial position is expected to exceed 120 days, the employee is required to serve a
probationary period. If the employee satisfactorily completes the required probationary
period (see paragraph 8. below) while on the temporary assignment, the appropriate
requirements of paragraph 6.a. would be met.
LENGTH. The probationary period for both managers and supervisors is 1 year. The
period begins on the effective date of the official personnel action assigning the employee to
the position. The probationary period may not be extended except for those situations cited
in paragraph 15.c.(2).
TENURE GROUPS. The requirement to serve supervisory or managerial probation does
not affect an employee's tenure group.