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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – GS-5 Doing GS-9 Work

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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:

 Is it legal to have a GS-5 do the work that a GS-9 is supposed to do? The GS-5 is not being compensated for doing the duties that the G-9 is supposed to do.

A:

Yes. It is not a good practice, but it is not illegal. 

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

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