7 Assignment, Reassignment, and Promotion

7 Assignment, Reassignment, and Promotion

71 Introduction

711 Organization

712 Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Employment Policy

713 Exclusions and Limitations

713.1 Exclusions

713.2 Limitations

714 Selection: Definitions and Philosophy

714.1 Definitions

714.2 Philosophy

714.3 Reasonable Accommodations in the Selection Process

715 Use of Penalty Mail for Applications

716 Positions Filled Temporarily

716.1 Temporary Assignments

716.2 Temporary Promotion and Promotion to a Temporary Position

717 Positions Filled Permanently

717.1 Reassignment

717.2 Unassigned Employees

717.3 Promotion

717.4 Change to Lower Level

717.5 Absent Employees

718 Vacancy File

72 Bargaining Positions

721 Filling Positions

722 Conversion to Full–Time Status

723 Area of Consideration

724 Position Requirements

725 Special Requirements

725.1 Identification, Justification, and Documentation

725.2 Appropriate Special Requirements

725.3 Inappropriate Special Requirements

726 Posting Requirements

726.1 Entry Positions in PS–5 and Below

726.2 Senior Qualified Positions

726.3 Best Qualified Positions

727 Bargaining Selection Procedures

727.1 Qualification Standards

727.2 No Qualification Standards

727.3 When to Evaluate Qualifications

727.4 Timing and Sequence of Evaluation

727.5 Evaluating Qualifications

727.6 Pertinent Information

728 Selection Procedures

728.1 Placement Principles

728.2 Senior Qualified Positions

728.3 Best Qualified Positions

73 Reserved

74 EAS Positions

741 Purpose of Subchapter 74

742 Selection Principles

743 Selection Process

743.1 Internal Recruitment

743.2 External Recruitment

743.3 Internal Applications

743.4 Assessing Applications

743.5 Roles of the Selecting Official and Review Committee

743.6 Selection Approval

744 Implementing the Selection

744.1 Effective Dates

744.2 Transition

744.3 Postmaster Installation

744.4 Security Clearance

745 Funding

745.1 Relocation Expenses

745.2 Review Committee Travel Expenses

746 Requests for Exceptions to Policies

747 Responsibilities for Selection

747.1 District and Plant Managers

747.2 Selecting Officials

747.3 Human Resources Managers

75 Supervisor Selection Process

751 Purpose

752 Noncompetitive Selection Procedures

753 Competitive Process

753.1 General

753.2 Area of Consideration

753.3 Vacancy Announcement

753.4 Application Procedures

754 Selection and Placement Process

754.1 Assessment Process

754.2 Process Guidelines

755 Roles and Responsibilities

755.1 Review Committees

755.2 Local Services

755.3 Selecting Official

756 Application Review

756.1 Process

756.2 Documentation

756.3 eCareer Questionnaires

757 Recommend for Interview

757.1 Process

757.2 eCareer Questionnaires

758 Structured Interview

758.1 Process

758.2 Documentation

758.3 eCareer Questionnaires

759 Training Following Selection

76 Bargaining Position Qualification Standards

761 Purpose

762 Scope

763 Bqnet

763.1 Contents

763.2 Contents of Qualification Standards

764 Using Qualification Standards to Fill Vacancies

765 Selection Decisions

765.1 Senior Qualified Positions

765.2 Best Qualified Positions

766 Waiver of Qualification Requirements

766.1 Actions Prior to Requests for Waivers

766.2 Approving Authority and Procedures

766.3 Documentation

77 Employment Restoration After Military Service

771 Policy

771.1 Eligibility

771.2 Duration of Uniformed Service

771.3 Character of Service

771.4 Effects of Performance and Conduct on Restoration

771.5 Advance Notification of Entering the Uniformed Services

772 Management — Supervisor Action

772.1 Notification of the Employee’s Rights and Obligations

772.2 Audit Trail

772.3 Personnel Action

773 Return to Work

774 Documentation to Return to Work

775 Reemployment Positions

775.1 Length of Service

775.2 Returnees With a Service–Connected Disability

775.3 Reasonable Effort to Qualify — Reasonable Accommodation

776 Other Rights

776.1 Employee Benefits

776.2 Use of Accrued Leave During Military Service

776.3 Employment Protection and Military Service Credit

777 Enforcement of USERRA

777.1 Filing Complaints

777.2 Dealing with VETS

778 Employment of Activated Employees — Guard or Reserve

778.1 Postal Service Employees on Active Military Duty

778.2 Employees on Terminal Military Leave