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Oct 23 - Nov 03, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
Washington , DC $2579 O
Dec 04 - Dec 15, 2017
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Washington , DC $2579 O
Jan 22 - Feb 02, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
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Mar 05 - Mar 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
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Apr 02 - Apr 13, 2018
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Las Vegas , NV $2579 O
Apr 16 - Apr 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
Washington , DC $2579 O
May 14 - May 25, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
Washington , DC $2579 O
Jun 04 - Jun 15, 2018
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Dallas , TX $2579 O
Jun 04 - Jun 15, 2018
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San Francisco , CA $2579 O
Jun 18 - Jun 29, 2018
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Washington , DC $2579 O
Jul 09 - Jul 20, 2018
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Denver , CO $2579 O
Jul 23 - Aug 03, 2018
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Aug 06 - Aug 17, 2018
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Chicago , IL $2579 O
Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2018
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Washington , DC $2579 O
Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2018
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San Diego , CA $2579 O
Sep 17 - Sep 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
Washington , DC $2579 O
Oct 29 - Nov 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri (2 wk)
Washington , DC $2579 O
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Course overview

Develop and improve your skills in selecting and applying position classification standards, writing position evaluation statements, and other classification-related areas such as FLSA and position management. This intensive ten-day course provides you with a foundation in General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage System (FWS) classification. Focus on the legal bases, structure, and operation of the GS, FWS, and alternative classification systems.

Related Certificate Program:
Thiscourse is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management.

Who should attend?

All federal HR staff and others who classify positions or need an in-depth knowledge of how federal positions are classified.
Note: The 5-day Principles of Classification (CLAS7900D) is not a substitute for this in-depth, exercise-intensive course.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the legal basis, structure, and primary tools of the General Schedule system
  • Apply the procedures used to classify federal positions using the Factor Evaluation System
  • Prepare an evaluation statement using the Factor Evaluation System
  • Understand job family standards, guides, and the automated classification programs used by some federal agencies
  • Select and apply procedures used to classify federal positions in the Federal Wage System
  • Select and apply procedures used to classify federal positions using the narrative system
  • Illustrate the rules applicable to classifying mixed grade/series and the interdisciplinary positions
  • Identify the preparation and interview procedures required for a position audit
  • Know how to apply the procedures used to classify federal leader, supervisory, and managerial positions

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to Federal Classification

  • Guiding Principles for Federal Classification Systems
  • Job Evaluation Methods
  • The Basis for Federal Classification

Module 2: The General Schedule System

  • Legal Basis and Structure
  • Primary References Used in Federal Classification

Module 3: The Factor Evaluation System

  • Factor Evaluation System Components
    •  FES PDs and Factors
    • The Primary Standard
    • Occupational Standards
  • Evaluating Positions
  • Procedures Used to Classify FES Positions
    • Job Family Standards

Module 4: Federal Job Grading System

  • FWS Components
    • Coding Plan
    • Job Grading Evaluation Method
  • Primary Reference Used in the Job Grading System
    • Understanding Differences in Level of Work
    • Typical Broad-Coverage Standards

Module 5: Writing Evaluation Statements

  • Reasons for Preparing an Evaluation Statement
  • General Information Included in Evaluation Statement 
  • Model Format for Evaluation Statements

Module 6: The Narrative System

  • Narrative System Factors
  • Procedures for Classifying Narrative System Positions

Module 7: Classification Appeals

  • What Can Be Appealed?
  • The Classification Appeals Process

Module 8: Position Descriptions

  • Purpose of Position Descriptions
  • Responsibilities in Writing a Position Description
  • Preparing Position Descriptions
  • Writing FES Position Descriptions

Module 9: Special Issues in Classification

  • Classifying Mixed-Grade Positions
  • Classifying Mixed-Series Positions
  • Classifying Positions with No Directly Applicable Standard
  • Classifying Interdisciplinary Positions

Module 10: Classification Guides and Automation

  • Classification Guides
  • Automated Human Resources Programs

Module 11: Leaders, Managers, and Supervisors

  • The Management Continuum
  • General Schedule Leader Grade Evaluation Guide
  • General Schedule Supervisory Guide

Module 12: Data Collection and Position Reviews

  • Sources of Information
  • The Position Review

Module 13: Alternative Classification Systems

  • Demonstration Projects
  • Alternative Personnel Systems
  • Alternative Classification Systems
  • Leaders and Supervisors in Alternative Systems

Module 14: Other Classifier Responsibilities

  • Professional Consultants
  • Position Management
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
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