What is the Schedule A hiring authority?
Schedule A is a specialized hiring authority that allows Federal hiring officials to appoint qualified people with disabilities non-competitively. In order to appoint a candidate under Schedule A, the hiring office must have an approved position description and the candidate must meet all job qualifications. Prior to appointment, the candidate must furnish the Department with a Schedule A certification letter. The letter must state the individual has a disability and is eligible for hiring under this authority. Candidates may obtain such letters from their local vocational rehabilitation agency.