6109.12 Page 1 of 3 FOREST SERVICE HANDBOOK EASTERN REGION (REGION 9) MILWAUKEE, WI FSH 6109.12 – EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFITS CHAPTER 20 – INTERNAL PLACEMENT Supplement No.: R9 RO 6109.12-2001-2 Effective Date: October 12, 2001 Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. Approved: DAVID S. DILLARD Date Approved: 10/12/2001 Acting Deputy Regional Forester Posting Instructions: Supplements are numbered consecutively by Handbook number and calendar year. Post by document; remove the entire document and replace it with this supplement. Retain this transmittal as the first page(s) of this document. The last supplement to this Handbook was 6109.12-2001-1. New Document R9 RO 6109.12-2001-2 3 Pages Superseded Document(s) R9 RO 6109.12-98-1 3 Pages (Supplement Number and Effective Date) Digest: In order by code, summarize the main additions, revisions, or removal of direction incorporated in this supplement. 23 – Reissues supplement in the MSWord format without any change in content. R9 RO SUPPLEMENT 6109.12, 20 EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/12/2001 Page 2 of 3 DURATION: Effective until superseded or removed FSH 6109.12 – EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFITS HANDBOOK CHAPTER 20 – INTERNAL PLACEMENT 23 - MERIT PROMOTION PLAN 23.04b - Field Units Authority is delegated to Forest Supervisor to supplement the Forest Service Merit Promotion Plan. R9 RO SUPPLEMENT 6109.12, 20 EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/12/2001 Page 3 of 3 DURATION: Effective until superseded or removed FSH 6109.12 – EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFITS HANDBOOK CHAPTER 20 – INTERNAL PLACEMENT 23.2 - Exhibit 01 - Forest Service Merit Promotion Plan II. Coverage (5CFR 335.103) B. Exceptions to Competitive Procedures 1. Career ladder promotions are those promotions available equally to all qualified candidates upon completion of the minimum qualifications. 2. The career ladder table below identifies the highest-grade levels for career ladder (non- competitive) promotions. This grade level is the highest-grade level in the Region and may not exist in all organizations. An employee is not guaranteed a non-competitive promotion to the highest-grade level listed in the Region where the organizational settings cannot support that grade level. TABLE (CAREER PROMOTIONS) Category Career Ladder Begin Competition for Promotion Clerical, Aid, Up to and including GS- GS-6 level Technician 5 level Positions classifiable Up to and including GS- GS-11 level at 2-grade interval 9 level i.e., GS-5/7/9 IV. Vacancy Announcement B. Area of Consideration 1. Minimum Area of Consideration - For permanent entry level, GS-5/7/9, positions in two grade interval series the minimum area of consideration is Region-wide. For all other positions through GS-10, the minimum area of consideration is Forest-wide or Regional Office- wide and the extended area of consideration is Region-wide. Units with Job Corps Centers will include Job Corps in their area of consideration for Forest-wide vacancies. Units are encouraged to included NC, NE, NA Units and/or FPL in announcements when the job location makes such action appropriate.
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