Request for Retroactive Temporary Promotion

B-194736: Nov 27, 1979

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An Air Force employee requested a reconsideration of a decision which denied his claim for a retroactive temporary promotion and backpay based upon a detail to a higher-level position. The claim had been denied because the duties performed at the higher level were not those of an established position. In his appeal, the employee stated that the position was established since the Air Force gave him credit for 77 months of experience during the period of his claim at the higher-grade level. Although the employee's supervisors stated that he performed the higher level duties, the record failed to indicate evidence of a job description and final classification action which would have been necessary to establish the position for which the duties were performed. Therefore, it was held that the employee was not detailed to an established position, and he was not entitled to a retroactive promotion and backpay. Accordingly, the previous disallowance of the claim was sustained.