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People With Disabilities Employment Information

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

Reasonable Accommodation

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

  1. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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 disability benefits. Click here for a sample letter that the medical professional can provide (on letterhead) indicating an applicant's eligibility for a Schedule A appointment).
  2. An agency may make a temporary appointment based upon proof of disability when:
    1. 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; or
    2. The work is of a temporary nature.
  3. 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.

Further Resources

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