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Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions

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Draft Qualification Standards

OPM posts draft versions of qualification standards on this site.  Draft qualification standards may not be used to qualify applicants.

The following standards apply to white collar positions:

Draft Title / Description

Comment Period

OPM is issuing, for a 30-day comment period, a draft Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions and a draft table titled Education and Experience Requirements for Professional and Scientific Positions for GS-7 (or equivalent) and Above.

Comments regarding these proposed revisions may be emailed to

The comment period expires June 12, 2009.