5 CFR 330.704 - Minimum criteria for agency definition of “well-qualified”.

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§ 330.704 Minimum criteria for agency definition of “well-qualified”.

(a) At a minimum, agencies must define “well-qualified” as having knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum qualification requirements for the vacancy. The agency definition may or may not equate to the highly or best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy; however, the agency definition of “well-qualified” must satisfy the criteria in paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) Under an agency's definition of “well-qualified,” the agency must be able to determine whether an ICTAP eligible:

(1) Meets the basic eligibility requirements (including employment suitability requirements under part 731 of this chapter and any medical qualification requirements), qualification standards (including minimum educational and experience requirements), and any applicable selective factors;

(2) Is physically qualified, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential duties of the position;

(3) Meets any special qualifying conditions of the position;

(4) Is able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and

(5) At agency discretion, either:

(i) Rates at or above specified level(s) on all quality ranking factors; or

(ii) Rates above minimally qualified in the agency's rating and ranking process.

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United States Code
Statutes at Large
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Executive Order ... 10577

Memorandum ... Sept. 12, 1995

Title 5 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR Part 330 after this date.

  • 2016-05-02; vol. 81 # 84 - Monday, May 2, 2016
    1. 81 FR 26173 - Recruitment, Selection, and Placement (General) and Suitability
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      OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
      Proposed rule with request for comments.
      Comments must be received on or before July 1, 2016.
      5 CFR Parts 330 and 731