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Title 5Chapter ISubchapter BPart 731Subpart A → §731.105


Title 5: Administrative Personnel
PART 731—SUITABILITY
Subpart A—Scope


§731.105   Authority to take suitability actions.

(a) Neither OPM nor an agency acting under delegated authority may take a suitability action in connection with any application for, or appointment to, a position that is not subject to investigation or check under §731.104.

(b) OPM may take a suitability action under this part against an applicant or appointee based on any of the criteria of §731.202;

(c) Except as limited by §731.103(g), an agency, exercising delegated authority, may take a suitability action under this part against an applicant or appointee based on the criteria of §731.202;

(d) OPM may take a suitability action under this part against an employee based on the criteria of §731.202(b)(3), (4), or (8).

(e) An agency may not take a suitability action against an employee. Nothing in this part precludes an agency from taking an adverse action against an employee under the procedures and standards of part 752 of this chapter or terminating a probationary employee under the procedures of part 315 or part 359 of this chapter. An agency must notify OPM to the extent required in §731.103(g) if it wants to take, or has taken, action under these authorities.

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