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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Acceptable Level Of Competence

For the Civil Service, an acceptable level of competence means effective performance by an employee of the duties and responsibilities of their assigned position which warrants advancement of the employee's rate of basic pay to the next higher step of the grade of their position (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 462). See 5 CFR Sec. 531.403 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 471).

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