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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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Candidate Development Program

An OPM-approved program designed to prepare individuals through developmental assignments and formal training for career appointment to the SES. Participants are chosen through a competitive SES merit staffing process. Those who successfully complete the program are eligible for certification by the Qualifications Review Board and may receive an SES career appointment without further competition (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 423).

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