What does an agency need to do to obtain an agency-specific excepted service Schedule A or B appointing authority?
The agency head (or designee) must submit a request to OPM with the following information:
- Type and number of the occupation(s) and duties involved
- Description of why attempts to hold competitive examining did not/could not work
- Reasons why recruitment and competitive examining are not possible (e.g., emergency situation with immediate hiring need)
- Other options the agency considered in trying to fill its positions
Agencies should submit their requests to:
Human Resources Specialist