359.702 Placement rights.§ 359.702 Placement rights.
(a) An appointee covered by this subpart is entitled to be placed in a vacant civil service position (other than an SES position) in any agency that is -
(1) A continuing position at GS-15 or above, or equivalent, that will last at least three months; and
(2) A position for which the appointee meets the qualifications requirements.
(b) A probationary appointee, or a nonprobationary appointee who at the time of appointment to the SES held a career or career-conditional appointment (or an appointment of equivalent tenure, as defined in § 359.701(a)), is entitled to be placed in a position of tenure equivalent to that of the appointment held at the time of appointment to the SES. This tenure requirement does not apply -
(1) If the agency taking the removal action does not have a position of equivalent tenure for which the appointee meets the qualifications requirements; or
(2) If the appointee is willing to accept a position having a different tenure.