|Definition:||The category to which an occupational series belongs.|
Exception Codes. For some white collar occupational series, the occupational category is based on the GS (General Schedule) pay plan grade or the GS-related grade. See Table 4.
Table 4: Occupational Category Exception Codes
Thus, an occupational series with an exception code of 8 indicates that GS grades 1-4 (or positions related to GS grades 1-4) belong to occupational category T (Technical) and that GS grades 5-15 (or positions related to GS grades 5-15) belong to occupational category A (Administrative).