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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – Erroneous Step Level

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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:

I was hired under the VRA act as a GS-7, step 5. After I began working in this position, I was told there was an error and I was only supposed to be offered a GS-7, step 1. They have continued to give me erroneous paperwork and are trying to reduce my step level. Can they do this?

A:

I am assuming that your agency correctly determined that your step 5 was erroneous. If so, your agency can correct the error.

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

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