Accretion of duties is defined as a non-competitive promotion of an
employee whose position is being reclassified to a higher grade level
because of additional duties and responsibilities. When preparing requests
for a non-competitive promotion under this authority, management and the
servicing human resources specialist must assure the circumstances under
which the action is being appropriately considered and if processed,
documented in the employee’s official personnel folder. Management should
submit requests to their servicing human resources specialist and be
prepared to discuss some of the following items:
- Have the major duties of the employee’s old position
been absorbed into the new position and are plans in place
to abolish the former position?
- Does the new position have known promotion potential? If
yes, then competitive procedures are required and this
action no longer can be considered as a non-competitive
- Do the additional duties adversely affect another
employee’s position within the unit?
- Does the employee meet all requirements for promotion,
such as time-in-grade restriction?