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HRGD 4511 - Section A - Responsibilities

Subchapter 4511
Position Classification
Section A - Responsibilities


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HRD Director
  • Assures that positions are classified by employees with sufficient training and experience to ensure accordance with sound classification principles/OPM classification standards.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness with which delegated classification authorities are carried out.
Managers and Supervisors
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to positions and ensure that subordinates’ position descriptions accurately reflect them.
  • Verify the accuracy of a position description by signing and dating the signature block of the AD-332, Position Description Cover Sheet.
  • Utilize employee details only for brief changes in assignment, and report to the servicing personnel office all details in excess of 30 days.
  • Ensure that each position conforms to position management objectives of USDA.
  • Consult with the Servicing Classification Specialist for advice and guidance, and references OPM classification standards applicable to their unit when making changes to work assignments.
HRD Servicing Classification Specialists
  • Evaluate positions, determine the title, occupational series, and grade level of the work.
  • Sign the AD-332 to verify the position was classified in conformance with OPM standards.
  • Provide position management and job classification advice.
  • Provide guidance and answer questions on classification appeal procedures.
  • Determine whether positions are exempt or nonexempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Confirm position sensitivity levels for proper background investigations.
  • Determine whether positions meet the criteria for inclusion in bargaining units.
  • Determine whether positions require an employee to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).
HRD Policy Specialist
  • Develops and maintains MRP classification guidance.
  • Responds to classification appeals submitted to mission areas serviced by HRD.
  • Maintains liaison with Office of Human Resources Management and responds to inquiries or requests for classification related information.

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