Position Classification: An Introduction (CLAS7051)

Position Classification: An Introduction

Position Classification: An Introduction


Learn to use OPM references and standards to correctly classify General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions. Overview position management principles so that you can advise supervisors and managers on making good decisions on economical and efficient position and organizational structures. Become familiar with the basics of alternative classification systems to ensure a well-rounded knowledge of how positions are evaluated in the federal government.

  • Content is enriched with video and other multimedia
  • Blogs and discussion designed specifically for students
  • Limited instructor assistance

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

Enroll anytime. All materials supplied. Independent study; take up to six months to complete.

Who Should Attend?

Federal HR practitioners, administrative staff, and others who need a basic knowledge of the federal classification system.




4.0 CEU's

Class Type:

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Classify General Schedule positions using both narrative and Factor Evaluation System (FES) standards
  • Classify Federal Wage System positions using job-grading standards
  • Help supervisors plan and manage positions
  • Write evaluation statements
  • Determine the impact of classification decisions and recommend alternatives

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Module 1

  • Position Management

Module 2

  • Classification Procedures

Module 3

  • Classification of Factor Evaluation System (FES) Positions

Module 4

  • Classification of Narrative System Positions

Module 5

  • Evaluation Reports

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