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FHRI CL002: Basic Classification


  • Jun 7-Jul 2, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $865  (#25631)   REGISTER
  • Aug 2-28, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $865  (#25632)   REGISTER
  • Sep 3-30, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $865  (#25633)   REGISTER


This 4-week web-based course introduces federal classification processes. The self-paced course includes an overview of the laws and regulations about position classification, classification resources, position descriptions, Factor Evaluation System, position evaluation report, desk audit, and appeals.

How You Will Benefit

Students will learn how to:

  • Identify basic classification principles, roles, responsibilities and resources.
  • Apply classification principles and standards to position descriptions.
  • Determine appropriate pay system, occupation series, title and general schedule.
  • Prepare position evaluation reports using established classification principles.

Who Should Attend

HR Specialist: GS 5, 7, 9
The target audience of the Federal HR Institute’s Basic Classification course is entry-level Human Resource Specialists who classify positions and other functional, HR practitioners, i.e., Staffing, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, HRIS and HR Generalists who need to understand the basis for classifying jobs in the federal government.

Additional Information

4 weeks self-paced learning

Other competencies: Client/Change Management; Creative Thinking; Decision Making