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Frequently Asked Questions Policy on Political Appointees

Are there other circumstances under which OPM will not review the proposed hiring of a current of former political appointee for a career position?

Yes.  We will not review hiring under 5 CFR 315, subpart F, and 5 CFR 337, subpart B.  These regulations allow for non-competitive appointments to the Federal civil service under certain conditions (e.g. direct-hire; the appointment of 30 percent or more disabled veterans; the appointment of Peace Corps personnel and certain former overseas employees).  

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