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Frequently Asked Questions Assessment Policy

What are the benefits of using occupational questionnaires?

There are many benefits to using occupational questionnaires.  They are easy to automate, they allow for positions to be filled quickly, they are relatively inexpensive compared to other assessment methods, and they are efficient.   Occupational questionnaires are not burdensome and appear fair to applicants.  They can also be used to assess a wide variety of competencies while posing no problems with test security.  For all these reasons, most agencies are using occupational questionnaires. 

For more information regarding occupational questionnaires, please visit the Occupational Questionnaire page of the OPM's Assessment and Selection website: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/assessment-and-selection/occupational-questionnaires/


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