Reduction in Force:

Information on the Office of Personnel Management's Reduction in Force Rules

GGD-86-39FS: Published: Jan 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1986.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a fact sheet on the "bump and retreat" provisions of the Office of Personnel Management's new reduction in force (RIF) rules.

GAO found that the new rules are less restrictive than those previously in effect. The new rules, published in the Federal Register on January 3, 1986: (1) permit employees subject to RIF to bump one additional grade; (2) remove the restriction on nonclerical to clerical bumping; and (3) allow employees subject to RIF to retreat two additional grades.

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