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Resources for employees and applicants with disabilities
Job Seekers with Disabilities
The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.
Hiring people with disabilities into Federal jobs is fast and easy. People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.
To find Federal jobs for which you can apply, use USAJOBS.
Learn the difference between the competitive and non-competitive hiring processes, how to use the Schedule A Authority, and how to conduct a job search in the Federal government.
There are two types of hiring processes. In the non-competitive hiring process, agencies use a special authority (Schedule A) to hire persons with disabilities without requiring them to compete for the job. In the competitive process, applicants compete with each other through a structured process.
For more information regarding the application process, please contact:
Selective Placement Program Coordinator/ Schedule A
Office of Human Resources Management
301-975-3000 (Help Desk)
Reasonable Accommodation Procedures
DAO 215-10: Reasonable accommodation for employees and applicants with disabilities.
Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator:
Disability Program Manager: