n5 While the record shows that OPM had evaluated the agency's personnel
operations and had found myriad violations of the merit system in its
personnel actions, we have reviewed OPM's report and find no mention of the particular
vacancy announcements at issue in this appeal, and, indeed, no specific
reference to any wage grade positions. See IAF, Tab 8, Ex. Z, "Evaluation
of Personnel Management at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,"
February 22-April 9, 1993. We, therefore, have given little weight to that report
in reaching our conclusions in this Opinion and Order.
Return to decision.