Accession Number:

ADA459102

Title:

CBO Papers. Changing the Classificaiton of Federal White-Collar Jobs: Potential Management and Budgetary Impacts

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The government determines how much to pay its employees with the aid of a decentralized classification system that takes into account, among other things, the duties and responsibilities of each position. Classification is intended to ensure that similar jobs are assigned equal pay and that different jobs reflect fair differences in compensation. It also aids in the evaluation of pay comparability with the private sector. A forthcoming major study of federal practices by the National Academy of Public Administration NAPA is likely to increase interest in the classification of federal jobs. In addition, the Office of Personnel Management 0PM has called for an exploration of alternatives to the current system. In light of these developments, this analysis addresses two subjects that are likely to figure prominently in discussions about classification and about which budgetary concerns often arise 1 pay banding, an often-discussed alternative to current practice, and 2 incorrect grading of federal jobs.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE