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Schedule A Hiring Authority. What Is Schedule A?. Used for Employment at Federal Agencies Non Competitive Appointment—Job Openings Do not need to be advertised Do not need to wait for closing date to fill Do not require a formal job announcement Required disability documentation

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schedule a hiring authority

Schedule A Hiring Authority

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

what is schedule a
What Is Schedule A?
  • Used for Employment at Federal Agencies
  • Non Competitive Appointment—Job Openings
    • Do not need to be advertised
    • Do not need to wait for closing date to fill
    • Do not require a formal job announcement
    • Required disability documentation
    • Agencies can accept resumes without

job notices

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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What Is Schedule A?, cont.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Mental retardation
  • Severe physical disability
  • Psychiatric disability

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Schedule A Changes

Who can write the Schedule A letter?

  • A licensed medical professional
    • Each federal agency has the right to decide what documentation they will accept (e.g., licensed audiologist, clinical social worker, etc.)
  • A licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private)
  • Any federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits (e.g., SSA)

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Schedule A Changes, cont.
  • New regulations combine Schedule A appointing authorities into one streamlined authority, 5 CFR 213.3102(u)
  • Distinction between proof of disability and certification of job readiness is clarified
  • If applicant does not have certification of job readiness, an agency can hire into temporary appointment to determine job readiness for continued employment

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Schedule A Changes, cont.

Appointment Options (hiring)

  • Temporary: (in lieu of job readiness certification) to determine job readiness and continued employment
  • Time-limited: (provides disability documentation and job certification) when the duties of job do not require it to be filled on a permanent basis
  • Permanent: when proof of disability and job readiness is provided

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Schedule A Changes, cont.

Appointment Options (hiring)—cont.

  • Permanent: when proof of disability and job readiness is provided
    • All under “excepted service” which can be converted to “competitive service” after meeting requirements.

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New Schedule A Terminology

Job Readiness– the ability to perform duties of the job in a work environment

  • The federal hiring manager determines if the applicant is qualified to perform the essential job functions; It’s not the VR counselor’s responsibility

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New Schedule A Terminology, cont.

Likely to Succeed– simply states that the person is ready for employment

  • This statement does not put any liability on the counselor that the consumer will succeed

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New Schedule A Terminology, cont.

Job Readiness Restrictions—If there is not an accommodation for the disability and when a change in the work environment is requested. Include this in the Schedule A letter—see sample.

  • If you choose not to include certification of job readiness, the federal hiring manager has the option to hire the individual on a temporary basis

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Sample Schedule A Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter serves as certification that [Name] is an individual with a documented disability, identified by Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and can be considered for employment under the Schedule A hiring authority 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).

[Name of Person] also has certification of job readiness in an [ex. office setting, food service or warehouse] and is likely to succeed in performing the duties for which he/she is seeking.

Thank you for your interest in considering this individual for employment.

You may contact me at_______________________.

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Sample Schedule A Letterwith Restriction

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter serves as certification that [Name] is an individual with a documented disability, identified by Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and can be considered for employment under the Schedule A hiring authority 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).

[Name of Person] also has certification of job readiness in an [ex. office setting, food service or warehouse] environment and is likely to succeed in performing the duties of the position for which he/she is seeking, provided he/she is not required to [restrictions to disability such as operate equipment or climb ladders].

Thank you for your interest in considering this individual for employment.

You may contact me at_______________________.

Employment Services & Innovations Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services