Schedule A

What is Schedule A?

  • It is a federal government program designed to remove barriers and increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

  • Contact your local Department of Rehabilitation office for information regarding how to obtain a Schedule A letter

    • Applicants are not required to be clients of the Department of Rehabilitation in order to receive a Schedule A letter

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants with disabilities must have:

  • Intellectual Disability, a severe physical disability or a psychiatric disability.

  • Proof of the disability.

  • Certification of job readiness (if not hired on a temporary appointment in lieu of the job readiness certification)

  • Meet all required qualifications for the position.

Application Procedures

Once you have received a Schedule A letter use the following resources to apply for Federal positions

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides information about the application process

Review vacancy announcements posted on USAJOBS and submit a resume for positions that are of interest.

  • Indicate "5 CFR 213.3102(u)" on resumes and applications.

  • Follow all specific instructions on vacancy announcements.

Agency Selective Placement Program Coordinators (SPPC)

Most Federal agencies have a Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Special Emphasis Manager (SEM) for employment of adults with disabilities, or equivalent, who helps agency management recruit, hire and accommodate people with disabilities at that agency.


Schedule A Fact Sheet in Rich Text


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