The Federal Government will Become America's Model Employer for the 21st Century.
Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People.
Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
OPM’s Human Resources Solutions organization can help your agency answer this critically important question.
Developing senior leaders in the U.S. Government through Leadership for a Democratic Society, Custom Programs and Interagency Courses.
Visit this federal site to search for our regulatory notices, proposed and final rules.
See the latest tweets on our Twitter feed, like our Facebook pages, watch our YouTube videos, and page through our Flickr photos.
Only a current Federal employee may appeal the classification of his or her current official position. The right to appeal ends after the employee leaves the appealed position or job. The appeal choices available depend on whether the employee is a General Schedule (GS) employee or a Federal Wage System (FWS) employee.
If you are a GS employee, you may appeal the pay system, occupational series, grade, and/or official title of your position at any time to your agency or directly to OPM but not both at the same time. Another option available to a GS employee is to make your classification appeal to OPM through your agency. Your agency must act on your appeal within 60 calendar days or forward it to OPM for action. If your agency's decision on your appeal is not in your favor, your appeal is automatically forwarded to OPM.
Generally, we recommend that you first seek an appeal decision from your agency. If you appeal to your agency and its decision is unfavorable, you can still appeal to OPM. However, if you appeal first to OPM and receive an unfavorable decision, you cannot then appeal to your agency.
If you are an FWS employee and disagree with the grade of your job, you must first appeal to your agency. Then, if you are dissatisfied with your agency's decision, you may appeal to OPM. Your appeal to OPM must be filed within 15 calendar days of the date you receive your agency's decision. You must tell us which specific part of your agency's appeal decision you disagree with and why.
There was an unexpected error when performing your action.
Your error has been logged and the appropriate people notified. You may close this message and try your command again, perhaps after refreshing the page. If you continue to experience issues, please notify the site administrator.