Federal Wage System Classification (CLAS8200)

Federal Wage System Classification

Federal Wage System Classification


Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities classifiers need to do their work successfully. The focus of this course is on helping participants develop competence in applying Federal Wage System (WG, WL, and WS) job grading standards. While complete proficiency comes only with time and practice, this practical course provides a solid foundation in Federal Wage System (FWS) classification through both instruction and practice.

This course is offered only in a live virtual format.

Who Should Attend

This course is for HR staff classifying FWS positions. This includes HR and Human Capital Office staff and agency HR liaisons (for example, GS-301, 343, and 344 positions at the staff level) who perform, on a regular and recurring basis, the evaluation of the level and pay of federal positions using federal classification procedures.




1.2 CEU's

Class Type: 

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

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the history of the federal job grading system
  • Discuss the four components that make up the federal job grading system
  • Describe the primary reference for the job-grading system
  • Understand how to determine grade-level differences when evaluating Federal Wage System (FWS) positions
  • Apply the job grading procedures to evaluate FWS positions including both nonsupervisory and supervisory jobs

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Course Outline

Module 1: Federal Job Grading System

Module 2: Job Grading Standards

Module 3: Applying Job Grading Standards

Module 4: Applying Helper and Intermediate Standards

Module 5: Applying Wage Leader and Wage Supervisor Standards

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