What is Schedule A?
It is a federal government program designed to remove barriers and increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Contact your local Department of Rehabilitation office for information regarding how to obtain a Schedule A letter
Applicants are not required to be clients of the Department of Rehabilitation in order to receive a Schedule A letter
Applicants with disabilities must have:
Intellectual Disability, a severe physical disability or a psychiatric disability.
Proof of the disability.
Certification of job readiness (if not hired on a temporary appointment in lieu of the job readiness certification)
Meet all required qualifications for the position.
Once you have received a Schedule A letter use the following resources to apply for Federal positions
USAJOBS – The official website for the federal government
Each federal agency website
Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) directory
Attend Federal Job Fairs
Summer or year-round internships
Human Resource Offices of Federal Agencies
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides information about the application process
Review vacancy announcements posted on USAJOBS and submit a resume for positions that are of interest.
Indicate "5 CFR 213.3102(u)" on resumes and applications.
Follow all specific instructions on vacancy announcements.
Agency Selective Placement Program Coordinators (SPPC)
Most Federal agencies have a Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Special Emphasis Manager (SEM) for employment of adults with disabilities, or equivalent, who helps agency management recruit, hire and accommodate people with disabilities at that agency.
For more information or to find a Selective Placement Program Coordinator visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Agency Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) website
Workforce Development Links
For Workforce Development questions, or to request the contact information of an Employment Coordinator in your area, please email us at WDSInfo@dor.ca.gov
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