Individuals with Disabilities
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THE SCHEDULE A HIRING AUTHORITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Various authorities exist that permit exceptions from the normal competitive rules. These authorities are classified into several ‚Äúschedules.‚ÄĚ Schedule A consists of positions other than those of a confidential or policy-determining character for which it is impractical to examine. One of the authorities in Schedule A relates to the appointment of individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities (5 CFR 213.3102(u)). This authority provides, to those candidates with disabilities who are eligible to use it, an additional mechanism for applying for a Federal position, beyond competing for a position by applying competitively. For more information, click Disability Employment
AGENCY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR (SPPC)
Most Federal agencies have a Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) or equivalent who helps management recruit, hire and accommodate people with disabilities. SPPC's have many roles and responsibilities, including:
Federal agencies are required by law to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. The Federal Government may provide a reasonable accommodation based on appropriate requests (unless so doing will result in undue hardship to the agencies). Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the position, and/or where and how position tasks are performed. The accommodation should make it easier for the employee to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of reasonable accommodations include providing interpreters, readers, or other personal assistance; modifying position duties; restructuring work sites; providing flexible work schedules or work sites; and providing accessible technology or other workplace adaptive equipment.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations are responsible for making their needs known. An individual can request reasonable accommodations at any time during the recruitment, application or hiring process or at any time while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request a reasonable accommodation, an individual can: