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OPM RIN: 3206-AO23 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Probation on Initial Appointment to a Competitive Position; Performance-Based Reduction In Grade and Removal Actions; and Adverse Actions 
Abstract:

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions. The rule rescinds certain regulatory changes made in an OPM final rule published at 85 FR 65940 on November 16, 2020, per EO 14003 on Protecting the Federal Workforce. This rule also finalizes new requirements for procedural and appeal rights for dual status National Guard technicians for certain adverse actions. Elements of the November 16, 2020, rule  due to statutory changes will remain in effect, such as procedures for disciplinary action against supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers and the inclusion of appeals rights information in proposal notices for adverse actions.

 
Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 315    5 CFR 432    5 CFR 752   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. ch. 33    5 U.S.C. ch. 43    5 U.S.C. ch. 75   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/04/2022  87 FR 200   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/03/2022  87 FR 200   
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tim Curry
ES/AWR/DAD
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-2930
Email: awr@opm.gov