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A government employee appealed a previous settlement which denied his claim for a retroactive temporary promotion and backpay for the period that he performed higher level duties. The evidence submitted on behalf of the employee included a statement from an authorized officer that he was verbally assigned the higher level duties by his supervisor, and a statement from three of the employee's fellow workers to the effect that he performed the duties of the higher level position. Acceptable documentation includes official personnel documents or official memoranda, written statements from supervisors or other management officials who were familiar with the employee's work. It was held that the employee failed to meet the burden of proof to support his claim, and therefore the previous denial of his claim was upheld.


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