Careers in Public Service & International Affairs Resources for Americans with Disabilities

Schedule A hiring authority makes it easier for U.S. federal agencies to hire individuals with disabilities.

Individuals with a disability may apply “non-competitively” to job announcements, which means they can be first in line for consideration for a job. (Of course, they must first qualify for the job.) Given intense competition for federal jobs, individuals with disabilities should consider taking advantage of Schedule A when applying to civil service positions.

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