Application for Promotion or Assignment
This application provides the evaluator a summary of
your education, work experience, and capabilities that
pertain to the vacant position to which you are applying.
List your education or training and work experience in the
spaces provided. Number your entries consecutively in the
Reference No. columns, e.g., education or training 1-6,
postal positions 7-10.
The vacancy announcement to which you are responding
lists the job requirements. In this application, you provide
your qualifications as they apply to those requirements.
Your statement of qualification should include a
demonstration of the required knowledge, skill, or ability. All
of the requirements in the vacancy announcement should be
addressed. If you do not address each requirement, you will
have an incomplete application. This may cause you to be
Read each of the requirements listed on the vacancy
announcement. Consider carefully your achievements which
demonstrate the specified requirement. An achievement
may be either a specific instance or sustained high
performance over a period of time. These achievements
may have occurred in all kinds of settings, e.g., paid work in
the Postal Service or any other organization, volunteer work,
education, training activities. For each requirement, try to
give several examples of achievements that demonstrate
you have the knowledge, skill, or ability being addressed.
We recommend describing achievements by (1) telling of a
situation or task which needed to be done; (2) stating what
action you took; and (3) describing the result of that action.
Be sure it is clear to the evaluator that:
1. What you are describing demonstrates the requirement.
2. The situation, action, and result are fully described.
3. You were in some way responsible for the result.
4. If you displayed initiative or innovation, you have shown
If your achievement was the acquisition of education or
training, then your achievement description should indicate
1. What you learned and how that learning relates to the
knowledge, skill, or ability specified in the requirement.
2. Details or nature of the course, e.g., topics covered, level
3. Evidence of the quality of your performance in the
course, if available. Simply mentioning that you took a
course will not show you gained any knowledge from it.
4. Any application of what you learned.
The content of your description is more important than your
writing style. You must communicate to the evaluator how
you have demonstrated the requirement. Be specific about
what you did. Saying that you possess a requirement is not
an adequate description.
When you write your achievement descriptions, you should
assume that the evaluator does not know anything about
you. After each achievement description, indicate the
reference person(s) who could verify your achievements.
Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-
related statements you write. Indicate for each achievement
the reference number of your education or training, or work
experience connected to your achievements.
Notes to Applicant
1. This form is to be used when applying for duty assignments that require you to describe your knowledge,
skills, and abilities as they apply to the vacancy.
2. Copy page 3, Statement of Qualifications, and use a separate page 3 for each requirement.
3. Do not attach transcripts or recommendations to this application.
4. After completing this form, fill in the “Requirements Page __ of __” item at the bottom right corner of each
copy of page 3.
THE LAW (39 U.S. CODE 1002) PROHIBITS POLITICAL AND CERTAIN OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPOINTMENTS,
PROMOTIONS, ASSIGNMENTS, TRANSFERS, OR DESIGNATIONS OF PERSONS IN THE POSTAL SERVICE. Statements
relating solely to character and residence are permitted, but every other kind of statement or recommendation is prohibited unless it
either is requested by the Postal Service and consists solely of an evaluation of the work performance, ability, aptitude, and general
qualifications of an individual or is requested by a Government representative investigating the individual’s loyalty, suitability, and
character. Anyone who requests or solicits a prohibited statement or recommendation is subject to disqualification from the Postal
Service and anyone in the Postal Service who accepts such a statement may be suspended or removed from office.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
Your information will be used for consideration of employment, promotion or reassignment. Collection is authorized by 39 U.S.C.
401, 410, 1001, 1005, and 1206. Providing the information is voluntary, but if not provided, you may not receive full consideration.
We may only disclose your information as follows: in relevant legal proceedings; to law enforcement when the USPS or requesting
agency becomes aware of a violation of law; to a congressional office at your request; to entities or individuals under contract with
USPS; to entities authorized to perform audits; to labor organizations as required by law; to federal, state, local or foreign govern-
ment agencies regarding personnel matters; to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and to the Merit Systems Protec-
tion Board or Office of Special Counsel. For more information regarding our privacy policies, visit www.usps.com/privacypolicy.
WARNING: ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY SUBMITS A FALSE STATEMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT
TO CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL PENALTIES.
Detached from PS Form 991, June 2014