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Frequently Asked Questions Policy on Political Appointees

Which Schedule A political appointees are subject to OPM's pre-appointment review?

Consistent with past OPM policy, appointments made under the following Schedule A authorities are subject to pre-hiring review:

  • Appointments made by the President without confirmation by the Senate [5 CFR 213.3102(c)].
  • Assistants to top-level Federal officials if the position is being filled by a person designated by the President as a White House Fellow [5 CFR 213.3102(z)].

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