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What information should I include in a classification or job grading appeal?

If you decide to submit a classification or job grading appeal to us, it should be signed by you and contain the following information in writing:

  • Your name, mailing address, and commercial office telephone number;
  • The present classification of your position or grading of your job and the requested classification or grading;
  • The name of the department or agency and the office in which you work;
  • The city where you are employed and the installation's mailing address;
  • The address and telephone number of your servicing human resources office;
  • The name, address and business telephone number of your representative, if you designate one;
  • A copy of your official position description and either a statement affirming that it is accurate or a detailed explanation of the inaccuracies and an explanation of the efforts made to correct the position description as required in section 511.607(a)(1) if title 5, Code of Federal Regulations and the Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, Appendix 4.G.4.a.;
  • Any additional information about the position or job that will aid in understanding it; and
  • Arguments supporting the requested classification or grading by referencing the appropriate classification or job grading standards.

For a job grading appeal, you must also tell us which specific part of your agency's appeal decision you disagree with and why.

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