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Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 F
Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Feb 26 - Mar 02, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Dallas , TX $1499 O
Apr 02 - Apr 06, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
May 07 - May 11, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
San Diego , CA $1499 O
Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Jul 09 - Jul 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Aug 06 - Aug 10, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1499 O
Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Chicago , IL $1499 O
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Course overview

Learn how to apply the basic, cross-cutting principles needed to classify and analyze General Schedule (GS) and Federal Wage System (FWS) positions. Become adept with the principles and procedures associated with the systems used in federal classification. Improve the analytical skills you need to ask good questions about position duties and design.

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

Who should attend?

HR practitioners and other who need to know how to evaluate federal GS and FWS positions, including HR practitioners, managers, supervisors, administrative staff, and others.

This five-day course is not a substitute for the 10-day Position Classification course (CLAS7003D). Due to time constraints, This course provides fewer opportunities to practice and demonstrate correct application of classification.

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the two primary systems used to evaluate positions in the federal system
  • Describe the legal basis, structure and primary tools of the General Schedule system
  • Explain and apply procedures used to classify federal positions using the Factor Evaluation System (FES)
  • Explain and apply procedures used to classify federal positions in the Federal Wage System including leader and supervisory positions
  • Describe and apply the procedures used to classify General Schedule leader, supervisory, and managerial position
  • Explain and apply the rules applicable to classifying mixed grade/series and interdisciplinary positions

Course outline

Syllabus, Graduate School, USDA Day One of Five
  • Introduction
    • Course Objectives
    • Agenda Review
  • Lesson 1: Job Evaluation Approaches
    • Introduction
      • Exercise: You are the Decision Maker
    • Job Evaluation Methods
      • Non-quantitative Method
      • Quantitative Method
    • Changing Systems for Changing Times
    • References Used in Federal Classification
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Federal Classification
    • Introduction
    • History Federal Classification Systems
      • General Schedule
      • Pay Banding
    • Similarities and Differences in Levels of Work
      • Defining Differences
      • Narrative System
      • Factor Evaluation System
      • Paybanding Systems
    • Exercise: Similarities and Differences in Levels of Work
  • Lesson 3: Factor Evaluation System
    • Introduction
    • Factor Evaluation System Components
      • FES Position Descriptions and Factors
Day Two of Five
  • Lesson 3: Factor Evaluation System (continued)
    • The Primary Standard
      • Factors and levels
    • Occupational Standards
      • Series Definitions
      • Exclusions
      • Occupational and Background Information
      • Titles
      • Evaluating Positions
      • Grade Conversion Table
      • Factor-Level Descriptions
    • Procedures Used to Classify FES Positions
      • Exercises: Applying Factor Evaluation Systems Standards
    • Job Family Standards
      • Classification Guides
  • Lesson 4: Narrative System
    • Factors
    • Procedures Used to Classify Narrative Systems Positions
      • Exercise: Applying GS Narrative Standards
Day Three of Five
  • Lesson 4: Narrative System (continued)
      • Exercise discussion continues
  • Lesson 5: Paybanding Systems
    • Introduction
    • Demonstration Projects
    • Why Use an Alternative Classification System?
    • Structure and Components of Paybanding
      • Job Categories
      • Career Levels
      • Payband Schedules
      • Position Descriptions
      • Exercises: Applying Paybanding
Day Four of Five
  • Lesson 6: Special Issues in Classification
    • Introduction
    • Classifying Mixed Grade Positions
    • Classifying Mixed Series Positions
    • Classifying Positions With No Directly Applicable Standard
    • Classifying Interdisciplinary Positions
      • Exercise: Mixed Grade/Series Interdisciplinary Positions
  • Lesson 7: Leaders, Managers, and Supervisors
    • Introduction
    • The Management Continuum
    • General Schedule Leader Grade Evaluation Guide
      • Evaluation Criteria
      • Exercise: Applying the GS Leader Grade Evaluation Guide
    • General Schedule Supervisory Guide
      • Guide Format
      • Coverage Criteria
      • Evaluation Criteria
      • Exercise: Applying the GS Supervisory Guide
Day Five of Five
  • Lesson 7: Leaders, Managers, and Supervisors (continued)
    • Leaders and Supervisors in Pay Banding Systems
    • FAA Core Compensation
      • China Lake Paybanding System
  • Lesson 8: Exercise: Putting It All Together
  • Closing
    • Course Summary
    • Evaluation
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