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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 26

Applying for a Federal Job with aDisability: Using the ScheduleA Federal Hiring Authority

In Executive Order 12548 of July 26, 2010, President Obama established a hiring increase goal of 100,000 people with disabilities into the federal government over five years, including individuals with targeted disabilities.

“My administration is committed to ensuring people living with disabilities have fair access to jobs so they can contribute to our economy and realize their dreams,” vowed President Barack Obama in his proclamation for October’s special designation. “Individuals with disabilities are a vital and dynamic part of our Nation.”

Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority available to federal agencies to hire and/or to promote ...

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