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Classification & Qualifications Appeals Decisions

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The National Archives and Records Administration publishes the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations. They are the official sources for our regulations.

This highlighted link will take you to the National Archives and Records Administration site where you may search online files of the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and United States Code.

To search these files quickly, you must know the section number of the topic you are looking for. For example, our regulation on the authority of an agency is published in Section 511.202 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). To find 5 CFR 511.202 online, you would search for 5CFR511.202. The part of the law that explains the basis for grading positions is published in Section 5104 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.). To find 5 U.S.C. 5104 online, you would search for 5USC5104. Below are the section numbers for the law and our regulations as of January 1, 1999. NOTE: This list of section numbers is not a set of links. You must go to the National Archives and Records Administration web site to search for the specific section you want.

  • The portion of the law dealing with classification is published in chapter 51 of title 5, United States Code
  • Our regulations for classification appeals by General Schedule employees are published in subpart F of part 511 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Our regulations for job grading appeals by Federal Wage System employees are published in subpart G of part 532 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.

Chapter 51 of title 5, United States Code

  • Section 5101 Purpose.
  • Section 5102 Definitions; application.
  • Section 5103 Determination of applicability.
  • Section 5104 Basis for grading positions.
  • Section 5105 Standards for classification of positions.
  • Section 5106 Basis for classifying positions.
  • Section 5107 Classification of positions.
  • Section 5108 Classification of positions above GS-15.
  • Section 5109 Positions classified by statute.
  • Section 5110 Review of classification of positions.
  • Section 5111 Revocation and restoration of authority to classify positions.
  • Section 5112 General authority of the Office of Personnel Management.
  • Section 5113 Classification records. [5114 Repealed.]
  • Section 5115 Regulations.

Our regulations for classification appeals by General Schedule employees are published in subpart F of part 511 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations

  • Section 511.601 Applicability of regulations.
  • Section 511.602 Notification of classification decision.
  • Section 511.603 Right to appeal.
  • Section 511.604 Filing an appeal.
  • Section 511.605 Time limits.
  • Section 511.606 Form and content of appeal.
  • Section 511.607 Nonappealable issues.
  • Section 511.608 Employee representatives.
  • Section 511.609 Ascertainment of facts.
  • Section 511.610 Notification.
  • Section 511.611 Cancellation of an employee appeal.
  • Section 511.612 Finality of decision.
  • Section 511.613 Classification Appeals Office.
  • Section 511.614 Review by the Director.
  • Section 511.615 Temporary compliance authority.
  • Section 511.616 Availability of information.

Our regulations for job grading appeals by Federal Wage System employees are published in subpart G of part 532 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations

  • Section 532.701 General.
  • Section 532.703 Agency review.
  • Section 532.705 Appeal to the Office of Personnel Management.
  • Section 532.707 Availability of information.

You must file a classification or job grading appeal in writing.

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