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Job grading standards and functional standards define Federal trades, craft, and labor 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 trades, craft, and labor work in the Federal Government.
Job grading standards provide information used in determining the occupational series and title of jobs performing trades, craft, and labor work in the Federal Government. They also provide grading criteria for positions classified under the Federal Wage System (FWS).
If a series is not included in this list, we have not issued a specific job grading standard for that series. Documents on the Classifying Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions webpage provide series definitions and guidance on classifying jobs in series with no published standard.
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Functional standards are used to determine the grade of broad categories of trades, craft, and labor work for jobs classified under the Federal Wage System (FWS).
Refer to the Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System for more information on FWS functional standards.