Schedule A Hiring: What is the Schedule A Hiring Authority?
Schedule A is a government hiring authority designed to help Federal agencies meet Affirmative Action obligations regarding hiring individuals with disabilities. Schedule A is different than the basic process for hiring skilled workers into Federal service. It is established in Federal regulation for the purpose of making hiring workers with disabilities much easier and faster.
Schedule A is used when a Federal manager wants to quickly hire an individual with a disability. The Federal government, our nation’s largest employer, hires highly talented people for careers in a variety of fields, including: Accounting, Clerical, Food Service, Information Technology, Legal, Maintenance, Science, Technical Writer/Editor, Policy, Management/Administration, and many more. ENs who understand and use Schedule A can assist Social Security beneficiaries to become part of a skilled and professional Federal workforce.
Schedule A for young job seekers: