Why there are so few GS-10 positions in government

Federal Times: The number of positions at the GS-10 grade under the federal government’s General Schedule job classification system is tiny compared with other grade levels, due in large part to a categorization quirk that has largely left the GS-10 out of many job tracks.

Of the over two million federal jobs, less than 0.6 percent are GS-10 positions, and such positions are a fraction of the number of GS-9 and GS-11 positions surrounding it, according to June 2019 Office of Personnel Management workforce data.

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