Federal Classification (CLAS7052)

Federal Classification

Federal Classification


Learn the basic, crosscutting principles you need to classify and analyze federal positions for compensation purposes, and apply these concepts by classifying GS, FWS, and alternative system positions. Improve your analytical skills in order to ask good questions about position duties and organizational design, write Factor Evaluation System (FES) position descriptions, and analyze position management alternatives.

  • Instructor assistance and feedback on assignments
  • Facilitated blogging and discussions

This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program, Level I, which can be completed entirely through distance education.

Enroll anytime in this online course. All materials supplied. Instructor-based study. Self-paced; take up to six months to complete.

This course has been evaluated and approved by the Office of Personnel Management as meeting established competencies for the HR profession.

Who Should Attend?

Federal HR practitioners, administrative staff, managers, supervisors, and all others who need to know how to evaluate the level and pay of federal positions.




4.0 CEU's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the principles and the references that guide classification in the federal sector
  • Understand and apply procedures used to classify federal positions using the FES
  • Understand and apply procedures used to classify federal positions using the narrative system
  • Understand alternative HR systems and procedures commonly used to evaluate positions in such systems
  • Understand and apply procedures used to classify federal blue-collar positions using the job-grading system
  • Apply the rules applicable to classifying mixed grade/series and interdisciplinary positions
  • Apply the procedures used to classify federal leader, supervisory, and managerial positions
  • Recognize and apply the principles used to organize work (position management) and describe positions using the FES format

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