Classification Appeal


The Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, is an independent federal agency that helps regulate federal human resource management, handles classification appeals regarding the actions of other agencies, and provides many other services to help with employment throughout the federal government.

The appeals procedures handled by OPM can be frustrating and confusing. An experienced Federal Employment Attorney can help you untangle the legal processes so that you can be treated with the respect and dignity you deserve. To discuss your case, contact a knowledgeable attorney for Office of Personnel Management cases from the Vaughn Law Firm today at 1-877-615-9495.

Appeals Handled by OPM

The OPM began in 1883 as the Civil Service Commission. However, many changes have occurred since then, including the responsibilities and even the name of the agency. Now, the Office of Personnel Management handles a variety of tasks, and it works with federal employees who want to appeal their federal employers’ decisions regarding job classification or grade. You may be able to appeal decisions such as:

  • Title of your job
  • Grade of your position
  • Occupational series of your job
  • Pay system regarding your position

Your job classification can greatly affect your pay, and appeals to the OPM can help you ensure that you are under the correct classification for your occupation.

Besides handling job classification appeals, the OPM helps direct federal employees to the correct office or agency to file other work-related appeals. Additionally, the OPM reviews decisions made by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and arbitrators who handle other appeals cases.