Are you STATUS eligible?
You may be considered as a STATUS eligible for merit promotion announcements if you are:
· A current Federal civilian employee in the competitive service on a permanent career or career-conditional appointment
· A reinstatement eligible.
What is Reinstatement Eligible?
This refers to those individuals who previously held a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. There is no time limit on reinstatement eligibility for those who either have veterans’ preference or who acquired career tenure after 3 years. Others will generally have 3 years of reinstatement eligibility.
How to determine if you are or were in the Competitive service?
Review your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action.” Check the section “Position Data,” block number 34 (“Position Occupied”). Competitive service is indicated by a “1” in that block.
Review your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action.” Check the section “Employee Data,” block number 24 (“Tenure”). If you have a “1”or “2” in that block you are/were on a career or career-conditional appointment.
SF-50 Summary: For status eligibles, Block 34 will show "1” (competitive service), and Block 24 will show either “1” or “2” (career or career-conditional appointment).