Accession Number : ADP001357

Title :   CODAP(Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs). Analytical Tool for Position Classification?

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Newton,Jean

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The U.S. Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) experimented to determine the economy and feasibility of using Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs (CODAP) in developing position classification standards for civilian occupations. Classification standards are structured using a nine-factor evaluation methodology. The experimental study included a nationwide survey of about 2000 positions in the GS-203, Personnel Clerical and Assistance Series, with CODAP clustering analysis to identify subgroups which require separate treatment in occupational analysis. Through this method, we identified duty profiles for various work situations and evaluated the magnitude of the subgroups in recommending a restructuring of subgroups within the occupation. More traditional method of factfinding such as personal observations and on-site interviews were required to explain reasons why one kind of work is more difficult than another in arriving at grades for the occupation.

Descriptors :   *Personnel management, *Research management, *Civilian personnel, *Job analysis, *Classification, Standards, Job Training, Management planning and control, Methodology, Surveys, Questionnaires, Computer aided design, Computer applications, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE