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Information Technology: An HR Challenge. Job Family Standard Classification Update August 28, 2000 Strategic Compensation Conference 2000 Classification Programs Division workforce Compensation and Performance Service. Coverage Objectives Scope Why IT? Issues Study Features Schedule

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Information technology an hr challenge

Information Technology: An HR Challenge

Job Family Standard Classification Update

August 28, 2000

Strategic Compensation Conference 2000

Classification Programs Division

workforce Compensation and Performance Service


Overview

Coverage

Objectives

Scope

Why IT?

Issues

Study Features

Schedule

Draft Development

Focus Groups

Final Validation

Next Steps

Future Events

What’s New in the Draft?

Introduction

General Series, Titling, Occupational Guidance

Exclusions

Acronyms/Abbreviations

How to Use this Standard

Factor Level Descriptions (FLDs)

Illustrations

Grade Conversion Table

Overview

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Coverage
Coverage

  • GS-334, Computer Specialist

  • GS-391, Telecommunications

  • GS-854, Computer Engineering

  • GS-1550, Computer Science

  • IT Jobs in Other Series, e.g.,

    • GS-080, Security Administration

    • GS-301, Miscellaneous Administration and Program

    • GS-343, Management and Program Analysis

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Objectives
Objectives

  • Strengthen Ability to Recruit and Retain Skilled IT Workforce

  • Modernize HR Tools

  • Adopt Best Practices

  • Provide Greater Flexibility

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Scope
Scope

  • Total IT Worker Life Cycle

    • Recruitment and selection

    • Compensation

    • Training and development

    • Motivation

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Why it
Why IT?

Largest Occupation

  • 70,000+ . . . And Growing

    • GS-334, Computer Specialist - 57,000

    • GS-391, Telecommunications - 6,000

    • GS-854, Computer Engineering - 2,300

    • GS-1550, Computer Science - 3,000

    • Positions in other series requiring paramount knowledge of IT???

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Issues
Issues

  • Supply < Demand

  • Current Need = .8 Million

  • Projected Need = 1.5 Million

  • Federal Impact

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Study features
Study Features

  • Integrated

  • Streamlined

  • New Methods

  • Partnership with IT Community

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Schedule
Schedule

  • Study Kick-Off - April 1999

  • Focus Groups - July - September 1999

  • Draft Specialty Titles and Job Profile - October 1999

  • Final Specialty Titles - March 2000

  • IT Pilot - March 2000

  • New Job Family Standard (JFS)

    • Factfinding March - June 2000

    • Draft - July 2000

    • Final - Winter 2001

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Draft development
Draft Development

  • Research

  • Review of Job Documentation

  • Consultation with HR and IT Communities

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Focus groups
Focus Groups

  • 30 Groups - Headquarters/Field

  • 25 Different Agencies

  • Over 250 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

  • Focus Group Functions

    • Review, validate, and revise

      • Specialty definitions

      • Factor level descriptions

    • Provide and validate illustrations

    • Provide other information

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Final validation
Final Validation

  • IT Work Group Members

  • Accuracy, Consistency, and Relevancy

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Next steps
Next Steps

  • Draft JFS Published July 2000

    • www.opm.gov/fedclass/html/whatsnew.htm

    • PDF, Word 97, WordPerfect 5.1, WordPerfect 6.1 Formats

  • Draft Responses Due October 20, 2000

    • Test apply and report results

      • Review specialty definitions, FLDs and illustrations

      • Respond to questions, provide comments, suggestions and illustrations

  • Email: fedclass@opm.gov

  • Regular Mail: Classification Programs Division

    1900 E Street NW, Room 6H31

    Washington DC 20415

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Future events
Future Events

  • Establish New GS-2200 IT Occupational Group

  • Continue Study of Other IT Series

    • GS-391, Telecommunications

    • GS-854, Computer Engineering

    • GS-1550, Computer Science

  • Begin Study of One-Grade IT Series

    • GS-332, Computer Operation

    • GS-335, Computer Clerk and Assistant

    • GS-392, General Telecommunications

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What s new in the draft
What’s New in the Draft?

  • New Basic Title

  • New Parenthetical Specialty Titles

  • New Factor Level Descriptions (FLDs)

  • New Illustrations

  • New Format

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Introduction
Introduction

  • Coverage

  • General Information

  • Modifications and Cancellations

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General series titling occupational guidance
General Series, Titling, Occupational Guidance

  • Basic Title = Information Technology Specialist (Specialty)

  • Parenthetical Titles Required

  • Multiple Titles

    • Do you need more than two?

    • If you do, please provide examples.

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Exclusions
Exclusions

  • Distinguish Between IT Workers

  • And IT Users

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Acronyms abbreviations
Acronyms/Abbreviations

  • IP = Internet Protocol

  • Glossary in Final?

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How to use this standard
How to Use this Standard

  • Factor Evaluation System Standard Operating Procedures

  • JFS Evaluation Summary

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Factor level descriptions flds
Factor Level Descriptions (FLDs)

  • Provided:

    • FLDs 1-5 through1-8

    • FLDs 2-1 through 2-5

    • FLDs 3-1 through 3-5

    • FLDs 4-2 through 4-6

    • FLDs 5-1 through 5-6

    • FLDs 6/7 1A through 4D

    • FLDs 8-1 through 8-2

    • FLDs 9-1 through 9-2

  • Under Development: FLD 1-9

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Illustrations
Illustrations

  • Factors 1, 4, 5

  • Levels

    • 1-5 through 1-8

    • 4-2 through 4-5

    • 5-2 through 5-5

  • Do you need?

    • Level 4-6 illustrations

    • Level 5-6 illustrations

  • Hyperlinked from FLDs

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Grade conversion table
Grade Conversion Table

  • No Changes

  • Possible Point Ranges

    • 940 points (GS-5) through

    • 4120 points (GS-15)

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Questions and answers
Questions? and Answers!

  • rldadamo@opm.gov

  • (202) 606-2950

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