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Office of the Director
United States
Office of Personnel Management
Washington, DC 20415-1000


Nancy H. Kichak
Associate Director, Employee Services

Cancellation of Occupational Series

In September 2009, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed to cancel 37 occupational series with approximately 25 or less Federal employees.  Agencies were asked to provide comments on the proposed cancellations.  Based on the comments received, we are canceling the occupations below.

Reclassification actions must be completed with 12 months of the date of this letter.  The series/job will be dropped from the pay tables by February 1, 2011.  Agencies should reclassify impacted positions to the “01” series/job code for the appropriate job family.  Official titles may be constructed in accordance with the Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System.

Cancelled Trades, Craft, and Labor Occupations

  • 2508-Communications Line Installing and Repair     
  • 3119-Broom and Brush Making                      
  • 3417-Tool Grinding                              
  • 3716-Leadburning                                 
  • 3735-Metal Phototransferring                     
  • 3736-Circuit Board Making                        
  • 3807-Structural and Ornamental Iron Working         
  • 3816-Engraving                                   
  • 3819-Airframe Jig Fitting                        
  • 4005-Optical Element Working                     
  • 4360-Rubber Products Molding
  • 4419-Silk Screen Making and Printing            
  • 4425-Photoengraving     
  • 4440-Stereotype Platemaking                      
  • 4446-Bank Note Engraving                        
  • 4450-Intaglio Die and Plate Finishing            
  • 4639-Timber Working                               
  • 4654-Form Block Making                           
  • 4716-Railroad Car Repairing
  • 4806-Office Appliance Repairing                  
  • 4808-Custodial Equipment Servicing               
  • 4848-Mechanical Parts Repairing                   
  • 5034-Dairy Farming                               
  • 5035-Livestock Ranching and Wrangling               
  • 5235-Test Range Tracking                         
  • 5341-Industrial Furnace Building and Repairing     
  • 5364-Door Systems Mechanic                       
  • 5365-Physiological Trainer Mechanic             
  • 5384-Gasdynamic Facility Installing and Repairing     
  • 5446-Textile Equipment Operating                
  • 5485-Aircraft Weight and Balance Operating      
  • 6606-Artillery Testing                          
  • 8675-Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine Mechanic         
  • 8882-Airframe Test Operating                     

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Andrea Bright, Manager of Classification and Assessment Policy, at 202-606-3600 or Our mission is to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce
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