3 NOV 1986
When an employee serving probation under this Instruction is temporarily placed
in another supervisory or managerial position (under detail, temporary
promotion, or reassignment), the temporary service is creditable toward
completion of the probationary period.
Temporary Movement to Nonsupervisory Position During Probation. Time spent
during temporary placement (detail, temporary promotion, or reassignment) in a
nonsupervisory position is not creditable toward completion of probation.
Credit Toward Subsequent Probationary Period.
When an employee serving probation under this Instruction is permanently
placed in a nonsupervisory or nonmanagerial position, the probationary service
does not count toward completion of a probationary period required under a
Absence in a nonpay status while on the rolls (other than absence because of
compensable injury or military duty) is creditable up to a total of 22 workdays.
Any nonpay time in excess of the total of 22 workdays extends the probationary
period by an equal amount of time in a pay status. Absence (whether on or off
the rolls) due to compensable injury or military duty is creditable in full upon
When a probationary employee is separated or demoted for cause, or is placed in
a nonsupervisory or nonmanagerial position for deficiencies in supervisory or
nonmanagerial performance, the probationary service does not count toward
completion of a probationary period required under a subsequent appointment.
Temporary Service Prior to Probation. Temporary service in a supervisory or
managerial position under temporary appointment, promotion, or reassignment is
creditable toward probation in a permanent supervisory or managerial position if a
break of no more than 180 days occurs between termination of the temporary
incumbency and occupancy of a supervisory or managerial position on a permanent
basis. Prior service under detail may be credited only when a detail to a supervisory
or managerial position is made permanent without a break.
Veterans Readjustment Act (VRA) Service Prior to Probation. Service in a
supervisory or managerial position under VRA appointment is creditable upon the
employee's conversion to a supervisory position in the competitive service.
Credit for Time Not Served. If an employee is retroactively placed in a supervisory or
managerial position as a result of a complaint settlement or grievance, no credit
toward probation shall be allowed for the retroactive period.