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Frequently Asked Questions Employment

Why should agencies consider using the 5 CFR 213.3102(u) hiring authority?

Agencies should use this hiring authority for a number of good reasons:

  • Individuals with disabilities are a source of excellent applicants.
  • No public notice is required. This may shorten the time to hire a well qualified candidate
  • It can support an agency's Career Patterns initiative. Technological advances and growing emphasis on telework may dovetail with the needs of many applicants with disabilities.
  • Agencies don't have to clear surplus employees lists prior to using the appointing authority.

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