Position Classification for Supervisors and Managers
Who Should Attend
This course is open to Federal supervisors and managers as well as other staff who would benefit from having a better understanding of the Federal position classification laws, rules, regulations, policies, and practices.
This course will provide students with an overview of the Federal position classification system and process. The federal hiring process and other significant personnel actions begin with a supervisor/manager developing a position description. The position description describes the duties and responsibilities to be assigned to a particular job. The position description is then classified by the Human Resources Office in accordance with the relevant laws, rules, regulations, and classification standards issued by the Office of Personnel Management.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will:
- Know the basis for classifying jobs in the Federal Government
- Understand the laws and regulations pertaining to position classification
- Understand the distinctions between Occupational Groups, Series, Grades, and Pay Plans
- Distinguish the differences between General Schedule and Wage Grade positions
- Understand one grade interval job patterns versus two grade interval job patterns
- Differentiate supervisory and team lead positions
- Write a position description in the following formats:
- Factor Evaluation System (FES)
- Wage Grade
- Understand the regulations governing the Fair Labor Standards Act as related to position classification