What is ETX? ETCS of working professions is a uniform tariff-qualifying reference book of works and professions of workers. It is intended for the rating of work, assignment of qualification grades to workers, as well as for drawing up programs for professional retraining and advanced training of workers in all sectors and fields of activity. Note! Handbook applies to the working profession. For employees there is TSA. Find out when to apply ETKS, and when professional standard. The experts of the magazine "Human Resources" dismantled for you 6 controversial situations. An ETCC is a document that contains a special list of positions with qualification requirements for them. Use ETKS working professions in: recruitment; assignment of ranks; billing; development of job descriptions; certification; addressing the issue of referral to training. The basics of ETKS were created in Soviet times. Since then, it has been edited many times. ETKS issues are divided into sections in which positions are combined by type of activity or sector of national economy, where they are applied. How to apply ETKS-2018? The uniform tariff qualification reference book is easy to use. The main thing is to understand how information is structured in it. Find the issue and section you need. And then analyze which posts are included. Select a specific name from the list. In ETKS you will find a general description of the duties performed by the employee, qualification requirements and functionality. For each profession are listed digits. Discharges of works are set according to their complexity (from 1st to 6th), as a rule, without taking into account working conditions. In necessary cases, working conditions, for example hazard, take into account. For most professions, there are several categories. A worker with higher qualifications, in addition to the jobs that are listed in the tariff-qualifying characteristics of the grade assigned to him, must have the knowledge, skills and be able to perform the work provided for lower-skilled workers in the same profession. Do I have to employ an employer? Apply ETKS necessarily only in two cases. First, if the profession involves benefits, compensation or restrictions, for example, it provides the right to early retirement. In this case, the name of the profession and the requirements for the qualification of the employee must meet the directory or professional standards, if any. Otherwise, the employee may lose his or her benefits, for example, the Pension Fund will not appoint an early pension. The second case, when ETKS is obligatory, - requirements for qualification are in the law or other regulatory act. In such a situation, the employer applies the ETCC in terms of qualification requirements. Important! ETCS can now be used along with professional standards. The employer has the right to choose what to use. The experts of the magazine "Personnel Business" sorted out 7 major questions about professional standards. Examine them to avoid mistakes. Should I keep the qualification rank or category of the worker in the transition to professional standard? It happens that the employer wants to rename the position in accordance with the professional standard. At the same time, for some posts, categories are envisaged in the ECCS, for others. In the professional standard categories and categories that have been established for ETS, no. In such a situation, the qualification rank and categories that are set in the qualification guide of the EQS should be maintained. Transition to professional standard does not imply their cancellation or replacement with qualification levels. In fact, these concepts are identical and reflect the level of professional training of an employee. Therefore, when you bring the job titles in accordance with the professional standard, keep the qualification ranks and categories. If you exclude a qualification rank or category, the inspectors may see a violation in this and penalize the employer (Article 5.27 of the Administrative Code). For some positions in the text of the professional standard it can be indicated what qualification level corresponds to the qualification rank for a position from the list of ETCS or CEN. For example, in the professional standard “Crane Operator of General Purpose” it is indicated that the 2nd level of qualification corresponds to the 3 rd category of “crane driver (crane operator)” from the ETKS qualification reference book (order of the Ministry of Labor from 01.03.2017 No. 215n). Keep the rank or category of positions from the ECCS or TSA, even if the professional standard does not specify the professional standard does not specify what level of qualification it corresponds to.