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(1) The degree and kind of professional training of a worker; his knowledge, ability, and practical skill, necessary for the performance of a certain kind of work. The qualification of a worker is reflected in his tariffing (his being given a certain tariff rating depending on his qualification). The awarding of a tariff rating testifies to the worker’s fitness to perform a specific range of duties.

In the USSR, the qualification of workers, as a rule, is established by a special qualification commission in accordance with the requirements of the tariff qualification manual. In addition to the rating, evidence of a worker’s qualification may also be his category, or a diploma, title, or academic degree. Some positions can be occupied only if one has a diploma (for example, that of a physician or a teacher). In enterprises, institutions, and organizations in the USSR, a system is created for the teaching and improvement of professional skills among industrial and office workers,

(2) A characteristic of a certain kind of work, determined by the complexity, precision, and responsibility of the work. In the USSR, the qualification of a work is usually defined by a rating according to the tariff qualification manual. The definition of the qualification of a work is important to establish the rate of tariff and wages for workers in given positions. The qualification of engineering work and work performed by white-collar workers and others not directly involved in production is defined by the requirements established for each particular position.

(3) A characteristic of an object or a phenomenon; the attribution of it to a certain category or group, for example, qualification of a crime.


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Thus, it appears that, even though the regulations treat the distributed interest as having been acquired on the date the qualified trust acquired such interest, there will be no retroactive application that could either cause or undo an ownership shift or change on those prior testing dates.
Instead of reassigning non-highly qualified paraprofessionals to new positions closer to the June deadline before the new school year, district officials decided to wait midyear to give the educators more time to prepare for and pass the state test.
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Four of these exceptions relate to specific services: (1) a qualified warranty; (2) a qualified delivery; (3) a qualified operating manual; and (4) a qualified installation.
In evaluating Officer Brosseau's shooting of Haugen, the Court--pursuant to the two-step approach it prescribed in Katz--first touched on the issue of whether the force used was constitutional, indicating that it would bypass this and focus solely on the qualified immunity question.
Developers can qualify for a new tax credit when they construct, or substantially rehabilitate, qualified energy-efficient homes and sell them to residential purchasers.
Under HIPAA, qualified long-term care insurance policies, in exchange for tax advantages, must contain certain consumer protection provisions.
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Today, executives can receive no more than $112,221 annually from qualified pension plans, down from $136,000 in 1982.
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Schendel, the Midwest Series champion, has qualified for all four Elite Division Showdowns.

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