Federal Merit Promotion
As federal agencies face increasing challenges in finding high-quality talent for hard-to-fill vacancies, federal HR leaders seek alternatives to traditional Title 5 hiring to meet their needs. Merit Promotion is one important tool these leaders have at their disposal to bring great talent to their agencies.
Merit Promotion is the method used for internal placement of current and former federal employees with competitive status, those eligible for noncompetitive consideration, and certain eligible veterans. Merit Promotion allows agencies to let current or former federal employees apply for a job without having to compete with general public or people with Veterans’ Preference. Instead, employees compete with other competitive service employees.