§ 315.711 Readers, interpreters, and personal assistants serving under Schedule A appointments.
(a)Agency authority. An agency may convert noncompetitively to career or career-conditional employment, a reader, interpreter, or personal assistant:
(1) Who completed at least 1 year of satisfactory service in such a position under a non-temporary appointment under 5 CFR 213.3102(11); and
(2) Whose employment in such a position is no longer necessary for reasons beyond management control, e.g. resignation or reassignment of the employee being assisted.
(b)Tenure on appointment.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, a person appointed under paragraph (a) of this section becomes a career-conditional employee.
(2) A person appointed under paragraph (a) of this section becomes a career employee when he or she has completed the service requirement for career tenure or is excepted from it by § 315.201(c).
(c)Acquisition of competitive status. A person appointed under paragraph (a) of this section acquires a competitive status automatically on appointment.