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  1. US Code Title 5, Chapter 51 - Classification Rich Text File icon External Web Site Disclaimer
  2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Part 511 - Classification Under the General Schedule External Web Site Disclaimer

OPM - Classification Information

  1. Federal Classification System External Web Site Disclaimer
  2. New Classification Documents External Web Site Disclaimer
  3. Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families  Adobe PDF icon  External Web Site Disclaimer
  4. Draft Classification and Job Grading Standards External Web Site Disclaimer
  5. The Classifier’s Handbook  Adobe PDF icon  External Web Site Disclaimer
  6. Classification Appeals External Web Site Disclaimer
  7. Introduction to Position Classification Standards (includes the Primary Standard)  Adobe PDF icon  External Web Site Disclaimer

OPM - General Schedule Guidance

  1. GS Position Classification Standards External Web Site Disclaimer
  2. GS Functional Standards External Web Site Disclaimer
  3. Qualification Standards for GS Positions External Web Site Disclaimer

OPM - Federal Wage System Documents

  1. Introduction to FWS Job Grading System  Adobe PDF icon  External Web Site Disclaimer
  2. FWS Job Grading Standards External Web Site Disclaimer
  3. FWS Functional Standards External Web Site Disclaimer
  4. Federal Wage System Qualifications External Web Site Disclaimer

NIH Position Management and Classification Guidance

  1. Classification Checklist .doc icon 
  2. Position Management and Classification Guidance
  3. Instructions for Completing Optional Form (OF)-8 Cover Sheet for Position Descriptions at NIH
  4. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Summary Information External Web Site Disclaimer
  5. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Fact Sheet NIH Access Only  External Web Site Disclaimer
  6. Supervisory Code Decisions External Web Site Disclaimer
  7. NIH Affirmative Action Accountability Statement
  8. NIH Bargaining Unit Status (BUS) Code Determination .docx icon 
  9. Factor Evaluation System (FES) Position Evaluation Form .doc icon 

Criteria for Determining Sensitive and Critical Positions

  1. HHS Personnel Security/Suitability Handbook  Adobe PDF icon  External Web Site Disclaimer
  2. Information Security Program Policy Handbook External Web Site Disclaimer
  3. NIH Position Sensitivity Designation
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