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Hiring Authorities
Agencies may use a variety of appointing authorities to hire job applicants. This section describes the types of appointments available, including special appointments for targeting veterans and people with disabilities. 

Direct-Hire Authority - Authorities that permit Federal hiring without regard to the provisions of title 5 U.S.C. 3309 through 3318.

Disabled Appointing Authority - Information for recruiting and hiring employees with disabilities and providing reasonable accommodation in appropriate circumstances.

Excepted Service Appointments - Appointments for positions that are specifically excepted from the competitive service by law, the President, or the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Hiring Flexibilities (DEOH 2007) - Information about a number of new hiring authorities enacted by Congress in 2002.

Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments - A list of the primary methods agencies use to make career and career-conditional appointments. Citations of law and regulation are provided. Also included are miscellaneous non-Title 5 authorities.

30% Disabled Veterans Appointing Authority - A noncompetitive temporary appointment of more than 60 days or a term appointment to any veteran with a disability rating of 30 percent or more, or with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Authority - Veterans Guide (VetGuide) information about the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 that allows eligible veterans to apply for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the agency is recruiting outside of its own workforce.

Veterans Recruitment Appointment Authority - VetGuide information about a special authority allowing agencies to appoint eligible veterans without competition to positions at any grade level through General Schedule (GS) 11 or equivalent.

OPM Staffing   Web page image
Veterans Guide  Adobe Acrobat Document
Veterans' Preference Advisor   Web page image
Veterans' Recruitment Act (VRA) Wizard   Web page image
Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) to Appropriated Funds (AF) Portability Guide   Adobe Acrobat Document

Hiring Authorities

Our Contact Information

Recruitment and Classification Section

Pentagon, Room 2C253
Washington, DC 20350-3000
Phone: (703) 784-2049
Fax:(703) 693-2575
Email: SMB_HQMC_STAFFING@usmc.mil
Phone: (703) 784-2049
Email: SMB_HQMC_ARH CLASS@usmc.mil


Recruitment and Classification Section
Mann Hall
2004 Barnett Avenue
Quantico, VA, 22134

Phone: (703) 784-2049
DSN: 278-2049
FAX: (703) 784-2048<
Email: SMB_HQMC_STAFFING@usmc.mil

Phone: (703) 784-2049

Email: SMB_HQMC_ARH_CLASS@usmc.mil