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NPR 3319.1C
Effective Date: September 02, 2021
Expiration Date: September 02, 2026

Subject: Management of Scientific and Professional (ST) and Senior-Level (SL) Positions (Updated with Change 1, on August 3, 2023)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Table of Contents

Change History


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Overview

1.1 Coverage
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Characteristics of an ST Position
1.4 Characteristics of an SL Position

Chapter 2. Responsibilities

2.1 Administrator
2.2 Executive Resources Board (ERB)
2.3 Performance Review Board (PRB)
2.4 Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)

Chapter 3. Management Authorities

Chapter 4. Staffing

4.1 Staffing Procedural Requirements
4.2 Qualification Standards and Requirements
4.3 Recruitment and Selection
4.4 Applicant Evaluation Procedures

Chapter 5. Performance Management

5.1 System Provisions
5.2 Details or Position Changes
5.3 Documenting Performance Activities
5.4 Performance Planning and Appraisal Process
5.5 Performance Standards for Critical Elements
5.6 Monitoring Performance/Progress Reviews
5.7 Rating Critical Elements
5.8 Deriving the Summary Rating
5.9 Initial Summary Rating
5.10 Annual Summary Ratings (Rating of Record)
5.11 Termination of Appraisal Period
5.12 Documenting Completion of Rating/Appraisal Activities
5.13 Unsatisfactory Performance, Requests for Higher Level Review, and Grievances
5.14 Opportunity for Higher Level Review
5.15 Grievances of Ratings/Appraisals
5.16 Records Management

Chapter 6. Pay

6.1 Initial Pay Setting
6.2 Transfers and Reappointments
6.3 Pay Adjustments
6.4 Reduction in Rate of Basic Pay
6.5 Off-Cycle Pay Increases

Chapter 7. Awards and Bonuses
Chapter 8. Employee Development
Chapter 9. Ethical Standards

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Representative Range of Performance-Based Increases
Appendix D. References


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