5 CFR 531.504 - Level of performance required for quality step increase.
A quality step increase shall not be required but may be granted only to—
(a) An employee who receives a rating of record at Level 5 (“Outstanding” or equivalent), as defined in part 430, subpart B, of this chapter; or
(b) An employee who, when covered by a performance appraisal program that does not use a Level 5 summary—
(2) Demonstrates sustained performance of high quality significantly above that expected at the “Fully Successful” level in the type of position concerned, as determined under performance-related criteria established by the agency.
[60 FR 43948, Aug. 23, 1995]
Title 5 published on 2014-01-01
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