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Frequently Asked Questions Employment

What are the new changes as a result of the Excepted Service -Appointment Of Persons With Disabilities And Career And Career-Conditional Employment Regulation?

The regulation modernizes the appointment processes in several significant ways:

  • The appointing authorities for persons with disabilities (excepted service) Schedule A appointing authorities 5 CFR 213.3102(t) (intellectual disabilities), (u) (severe physical disabilities), and (gg) (psychiatric disabilities) are combined into one streamlined authority, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). 
  • Agencies may accept proof of disability from an expanded number of entities, i.e., a licensed medical professional (e.g.,a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist, 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 agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • The temporary employment options for appointments under the new authority, 5 CFR 213.3102(u), are clarified. Agencies may make temporary (for positions not expected to last more than 1 year), time-limited or permanent appointments under this authority.
  • The employment options for appointments under this authority are clarified. An agency may appoint the individual to a time-limited appointment

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