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Cancellation of Occupational Series

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
From: 
KIMBERLY A. HOLDEN, DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT AND HIRING

On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed to cancel 37 occupational series with approximately 25 or fewer Federal employees reported to OPM's Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) Data Warehouse (see:  https://www.chcoc.gov/content/proposal-cancel-occupational-series).  Agencies were asked to provide comments on the proposed cancellations.  Based on the comments received, we are cancelling 21 occupations listed below. 

Reclassification actions must be completed within 12 months of the date of this memorandum.  These series will be dropped from the pay tables on March 1, 2018.  Agencies should reclassify impacted positions as instructed below.  Official titles may be constructed in accordance with the Introduction to the Position Classification Standardsand the Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 

Cancelled General Service (White Collar) Occupations

Series

Job Title

Instructions

0357

Coding

Reclassify impacted positions to Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant, 0303

0593

Insurance Accounts

Reclassify impacted positions to Financial Clerical and Technician, 0503

0625

Autopsy Assistant

Reclassify impacted positions to Health Aid and Technician, 0640

0637

Manual Arts Therapist

Reclassify impacted positions to General Health Science, 0601

0639

Educational Therapist

Reclassify impacted positions to General Health Science, 0601

0650

Medical Technical Assistant

Reclassify impacted positions to Health Aid and Technician, 0640

1021

Office Drafting

Reclassify impacted positions to General Arts and Information, 1001

1386

Photographic Technology

Reclassify impacted positions to General Physical Science, 1301

1540

Cryptography

Reclassify impacted positions to General Mathematics and Statistics, 1501

2135

Transportation Loss and Damage Claims Examining

Reclassify impacted positions to Transportation Clerk and Assistant, 2102

 

Cancelled Wage Grade (Trades, Craft, and Labor) Occupations

Series

Job Title

Instructions

3858

Metal Tank and Radiator Repairing

Reclassify impacted positions to General Metal Work, 3801

3872

Metal Tube Making, Installing, and Repairing

Reclassify impacted positions to General Metal Work, 3801

4413

Negative Engraving

Reclassify impacted positions to General Printing, 4401

4414

Offset Photography

Reclassify impacted positions to General Printing, 4401

4807

Chemical Equipment Repairing

Reclassify impacted positions to General Equipment Maintenance, 4801

5022

Farming

Reclassify impacted positions to General Plant and Animal Work, 5001

5310

Kitchen/Bakery Equipment Repairing

Reclassify impacted positions to General Industrial Equipment Maintenance, 5301

5427

Chemical Plant Operating

Reclassify impacted positions to General Industrial Equipment Operation, 5401

5439

Testing Equipment Operating

Reclassify impacted positions to General Industrial Equipment Operation, 5401

6517

Explosives Test Operating

Reclassify impacted positions to General Ammunition, Explosive, and Toxic Materials Work, 6501

9004

Motion Picture Developing/Printing Machine Operating

Reclassify impacted positions to General Film Processing, 9001

 If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact your Chief Human Capital Officer or fedclass@opm.gov.