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Data Information

Data Standards

Data elements listed on the website will include:

  • Agency (i.e., Department, Independent Regulatory Agency, Board and Commission, and Government Corporation) and Component (i.e., Bureau, Sub-Agency)
  • Position title
  • Incumbent name and unique identifier
  • Geographic location (i.e., city, state or province, and country)
  • Pay plan
  • Level, grade, or rate of pay (if applicable)
  • Term length
  • Expiration date (for term and time-limited appointments)
  • Acting incumbencies and historical incumbencies

Data Timing

Agencies will provide updates to their data not less than once during each year, as directed by OPM.

Data Legend

Position Title (Column 1)

Listed are the position titles and the names of the organizations in which they are located.

Name of Incumbent (Column 2)

Listed are the names of individuals serving under the various appointments. The term ‘‘Vacant’’ is shown for positions that were not occupied as of the date that the relevant agency last updated its data.

Position Location (Column 3)

Listed are the cities, States/provinces, and (if applicable) foreign countries in which the positions are located.


The "Washington, DC" location includes positions in the entire metropolitan area and therefore may include certain cities and counties in the States of Maryland and Virginia.

Type of Appointment (Column 4)

Listed are letter codes that denote the type of appointment under which the position incumbent is serving. Note that several categories of positions can be filled by more than one type of appointment, e.g., SES positions listed in this publication may be filled by using career, noncareer, limited emergency, or limited term appointment authorities. Therefore, no ‘‘Type of Appointment’’ is shown for such positions when they are vacant.

Acronym Definition
CA Career Appointment
EA Limited Emergency Appointment
NA Noncareer Appointment
PAS Presidential Appointment with Senate Confirmation
PA Presidential Appointment (without Senate Confirmation)
SC Schedule C Excepted Appointment
TA Limited Term Appointment
XS Appointment Excepted by Statute

Pay Plan (Column 5)

Listed are letter codes that denote the Federal salary schedule or pay system under which the position incumbents are going to be paid.

Acronym Definition
AD Administratively Determined Rates
ES Senior Executive Service
EX Executive Schedule
FA Foreign Service Chiefs of Mission
FE Senior Foreign Service
FP Foreign Service Specialist
GS General Schedule
PD Per Diem (Based on a Daily Pay Rate)*
SL Senior Level
TM Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay
VH Farm Credit Administration Pay Plan
WC Without Compensation*
OT Other Pay Plan* (all those not listed separately)

* Although not pay plans, these codes are shown for information purposes.

Level, Grade, or Pay (Column 6)

Listed are numerical and letter codes that denote the level, grade or salary of the position encumbered:

Levels for Executive Schedule

  • EX-I
  • EX-II
  • EX-III
  • EX-IV
  • EX-V

Grades for the General Schedule

  • GS-1
  • GS-2
  • GS-3
  • GS-4
  • GS-5
  • GS-6
  • GS-7
  • GS-8
  • GS-9
  • GS-10
  • GS-11
  • GS-12
  • GS-13
  • GS-14
  • GS-15

All other levels of pay

  • Annual Salary in Dollars **

** Annual salaries will be included in the 2024 website update.

Tenure (Column 7)

Listed are the terms or durations of the appointment in years. If there is no entry in this column, the appointment has no fixed term.

Expires (Column 8)

Listed are the expiration dates for time-limited appointments. If there is no entry in this column, the incumbent is not serving under a time-limited appointment. Some member positions on agency advisory boards, councils, and commissions are filled initially for a fixed term. However, in some cases, individuals are statutorily permitted to serve beyond the term expiration date.

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