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 underspecial 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.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017