The FDIC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please notify the Disability Program Manager –
Affirmative Employment Branch of FDIC's Office of Minority and
Women Inclusion on (703) 562-2096.
Special Appointing Authorities
Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u) authorizes the FDIC to hire
people with intellectual disabilities, severe physical
disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities. Under this U.S. OPM
authority, an agency may appoint, on a permanent,
time-limited, or temporary basis, a person with intellectual
disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric
disability according to the provisions described below.
Proof of disability. An agency must require proof of an
applicant's intellectual disability, severe physical
disability, or psychiatric disability prior to making an
appointment under this section.
An agency may accept, as proof of an individual's
intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or
psychiatric disability, appropriate documentation (e.g.,
records, statements, or other appropriate information)
issued by a licensed medical professional (e.g., a
physician or other medical professional duly certified by
a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to
practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation
specialist (i.e., State or private); or any Federal
agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of
Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides
for a sample letter that the medical professional can
provide (on letterhead) indicating an applicant's
eligibility for a Schedule A appointment).
An agency may make a temporary appointment based upon proof of
It is necessary to observe the applicant on the job to
determine whether the applicant is able or ready to
perform the duties of the position. When an agency uses
this option to determine an individual's job readiness,
the hiring agency may convert the individual to a
permanent appointment whenever the agency determines the
individual is able to perform the duties of the position;
The work is of a temporary nature.
Noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service. An
agency may noncompetitively convert to the competitive service
an employee who has completed 2 years of satisfactory service
in a non-temporary appointment under this authority in
accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12125 as
amended by Executive Order 13124 and 5 CFR 305.709.
If you have any questions about the FDIC’s employment of people
with disabilities, please contact the HR Specialist listed in
the vacancy announcement for the position to which you are
interested in applying.
For additional information on the employment of people with disabilities within the Federal Government, please visit the
Office of Personnel Management website