Personnel Management Office January 18, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Suitability
Document Number: E7-592
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In support of its mission to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to amend its regulations governing Federal employment suitability. The proposed regulations would: authorize agencies to debar from employment for up to three years those found unsuitable, extend the suitability process to those applying for or who are in positions that can be non-competitively converted to the competitive service, provide additional procedural protections for those found unsuitable for Federal employment, and clarify the scope of authority for the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board) to review actions taken under the regulations. OPM is also proposing changes to make the regulations more readable.