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Position classification is a process through which Federal jobs (i.e., positions) are assigned to a pay system, series, title, and grade or band, based on consistent application of position classification standards. As an HR specialist, you may be directly involved in this process, using classification standards to support organizations in defining major duties, responsibilities, and supervisory relationships of a position. Classification standards play an important role in assuring a sound Federal personnel management program. This role becomes increasingly significant as agencies decentralize more and more personnel authorities, including the authority to classify positions. If your role involved position classification, it is vital that you apply the underlying principles and policies of classification, as well as the standards themselves, with a full understanding of their purpose and intent, and with an acceptance of the responsibility that goes with their use.
This four-week self-paced online course introduces HR specialists to the Federal classification process. Participants will learn an overview of the laws and regulations about position classification, classification resources, position descriptions, Factor Evaluation System, position evaluation report, desk audit, and appeals. Participants will learn:
This four-week online self-paced course is comprised of two hours of weekly web-based training (WBT).Length8 hoursGeneral HR Competencies EmphasizedClient/Change Management; Creative Thinking; Decision Making