Veteran Recruitment Process
Government hiring managers, did you know that you can skip the normal lengthy formal hiring process by hiring a qualified disabled veteran?
Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority available to federal agencies to hire and/or promote individuals with disabilities without advertising the job. Utilizing the Schedule A hiring authority to fill a vacancy allows federal agencies to avoid using the traditional, and sometimes lengthy competitive hiring process.
You are eligible for a Schedule A appointment if you are a person with a severe physical or mental disability, and meet the qualifications of the job in question. There are no specific definitions as to what qualifies as a “severe mental or physical disability” under Schedule A, so federal agencies are free to interpret the requirements broadly.
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The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (DVR) Provisional Hire Program allows a hiring manager to skip the normal hiring process and bring on a disabled veteran or non-veterans with disabilities for a provisional 4 month trial. Following the trial period the participant excused or may be kept on and appointed as a probationary employee retroactive to the date they were appointed a provisional employee.
For more information please view the Provisional Hire Program Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)