Federal Grade Equivalency (FGE) Information In The Directory

Federal Grade Equivalency (FGE) Information in the Directory

  1. The Fifth Edition of the Directory provides information on the federal civil service grade levels most likely to correspond to the occupations included.
    1. This information reveals the grade levels that would be assigned to such occupations, if the work was being performed by a federal employee.
    2. For WHD staff, such information is especially useful in connection with developing prevailing wage determinations for occupations for which no survey data are available or for which survey data are not available for various levels within a job family.
    3. Contractors and federal procurement agency staff may utilize federal grade equivalency (FGE) data for guidance in developing wage rate proposals for occupations to be conformed. (See the "SCA Conformance Process" chapter of this resource book for further information on FGE use for conformances.)
  2. FGE rates are divided into the following four classifications for purposes of SCA administration:
    1. "GS" (General Schedule) refers to grade rates utilized for non-supervisory appropriated fund "white-collar" positions;
    2. "WG" (Wage Grade) refers to grade rates utilized for non-supervisory appropriated fund "blue-collar" positions;
    3. "AS" refers to non-supervisory non-appropriated fund Administrative Services rates; and
    4. "NA" refers to some non-appropriated fund classifications.

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