Title 5

SECTION 359.403

359.403 Removal: Conduct.

§ 359.403 Removal: Conduct.

(a) Coverage. (1) This section covers the removal of a career appointee from the SES during the probationary period for misconduct, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or failure to accept a directed reassignment or to accompany a position in a transfer of function.

(2) This section does not apply, however, when the appointee was covered under 5 U.S.C. 7511 immediately before appointment to the SES. In that case, the removal is subject to the provisions of part 752, subpart F, of this chapter.

(b) Procedures. The agency shall notify the appointee in writing before the effective date of the action. The notice shall, as a minimum -

(1) State the basis for the removal action (including the act(s) of misconduct, neglect of duty, or malfeasance if those factors are involved); and

(2) Show the effective date of the action.