OPM's key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring and retaining the merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people.
Applications will be used to fill positions by the hiring officials at U.S. OPM, this is not a government wide resume repository.
Schedule A Hiring Authority The Federal Government utilizes the Schedule A hiring authority to appoint persons with disabilities non-competitively.
To be eligible for this non-competitive appointment, a person must meet the qualification criteria outlined by Schedule A 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
The person must have a severe physical, cognitive, or emotional disability; have a history of having such disability; or be perceived as having such disability.
Regulations allow agencies to accept as proof of disability documentation from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Disabled veterans may also be considered under special hiring programs for disabled veterans with disability ratings from the Department of Veterans Affairs of 30% or more.
Veterans considering applying under Schedule A, must provide the proper documentation certifying eligibility for this hiring authority.
In order to qualify, applicants must be eligible for appointment under Schedule A. All applicants must be aware that Schedule A DOES NOT guarantee selection for employment, only a method in which to be considered for employment. n order to be considered all applicants submitting their information for this file must submit applicable documents listed in the "Required Documents" section below.
Schedule A Eligible Applicants