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					        EXCEPTED SERVICE
     APPOINTMENT OF PERSONS
        WITH DISABILITIES



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UNITED STATES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT



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Excepted Service Appointing Authorities

Excepted by Statute, Executive Order, or OPM action

OPM’s Governmentwide excepted authorities listed under
 Schedules A, B, and C

No public notice required by OPM

No time in grade required by OPM




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Excepted Service Appointing Authorities


 Schedule A – Cannot use traditional examining methods
  and not subject to OPM qualifications (e.g., Attorneys,
  Presidential Management Fellows Program)
 Schedule B – Can not hold open competition and must
  meet OPM qualifications (e.g., Student Education
  Employment Program, Federal Career Intern Programs
 Schedule C – Political appointees




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Schedule A – Appointment of Persons with Disabilities

Regulation published in Federal Register on July 26, 2006

Applies to appointment of persons with severe physical
 disabilities, mental retardation, or psychiatric disabilities

Improves the Federal Government’s ability to hire persons
 with these disabilities

Designed to remove barriers and increase employment
 opportunities for these individuals



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Schedule A – Appointment of Persons with Disabilities

New Regulation:

Broader certifying entities:
   • A licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or
     other medical professional 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)
   • Any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the
     District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or
     provides disability benefits
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Schedule A – Appointment of Persons with Disabilities


New Regulation (continued):

5 CFR 213.3102 (u) now replaces the following three
 Schedule A appointing authorities:
  • 5 CFR 213.3102 (t) (mental retardation)
  • 5 CFR 213.3102 (u) (severe physical disabilities)
  • 5 CFR 213.3102 (gg) (psychiatric disabilities)




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Schedule A – Appointment of Persons with Disabilities


New Regulation (continued):

Clarifies the following employment options:
  • Temporary appointments
  • Time limited appointments
  • Permanent appointments

Clarifies distinctions between proof of disability and
 certification of job readiness

Retains noncompetitive conversion to competitive service
 upon two years service
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Schedule A – Appointment of Persons with Disabilities


Previous Procedures:
  • Certified by Department of Veterans Affairs or State
    Vocational Rehabilitative Services Agency




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 Questions?

• Michael.Mahoney@opm.gov – (202) 606-1142

• Dede.Dessommes@opm.gov – (202) 606-2174




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    EXCEPTED SERVICE
 APPOINTMENT OF PERSONS
    WITH DISABILITIES




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UNITED STATES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT



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