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Classifying White Collar Positions

Position classification standards and functional guides define Federal white collar occupations, establish official position titles, and describe the various levels of work.

The documents below provide general information used in determining the occupational series, title, grade, and pay system for positions performing white collar work in the Federal Government.

Title/Description Document
Handbook of Occupational Groups & Families
See Part I of the Handbook for definitions of white collar occupations.

PDF Format
[1.25 MB]

Introduction to the Position Classification Standards
A detailed description of the General Schedule Classification System for white collar occupations.

PDF Format
[272 KB]

The Classifier's Handbook
Guidance on how to classify white collar positions within the General Schedule.

PDF Format
[168 KB]


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