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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – GS-13 over a GS-14

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

My understanding is a GS-13 supervisor can only supervise up to a GS-12. Can a GS-13 in an acting capacity as a GS-14 supervise an individual in a permanent GS-14 position? Is this legal?

A:

Yes, what you describe is legal, but it is not always a good idea.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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Comments

  1. T Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    To clarify… a GS-13 can supervise employees up to GS-13, not GS-12.