Merit Promotion and Internal Placement
It is U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy to recruit qualified, diverse individuals to ensure bringing the best qualified candidates to the attention of management; to give employees an opportunity to receive fair, equitable, and appropriate consideration for higher level jobs; to provide an incentive for employees to improve their performance and develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities; and to provide career opportunities for employees.
2. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CANCELLATIONS
This policy supersedes the Departmental Personnel Manual 335, Promotion and Internal Placement, dated July 1993 and Amendment No. 227, dated August 16, 1993.