Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Civil Service Employment
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, Public Law 95- 454;
Reorganization Plan No. 2, 1978.
To fill U.S. Government job vacancies with the best
qualified applicants available.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Positions with Federal agencies are filled without
discrimination with regard to race, religion, sex, politics, age or any other
non-merit factor. In most cases, applicants qualify through a competitive
examination. Requirements are set in relation to the duties to be performed.
Veterans receive preference as provided by law.
Applicant Eligibility: Any
United States citizen, age 18 or older, (in certain cases, citizens age 16 may
apply. There are special programs to help place individuals with physical
disabilities, mental retardation, those who have been mentally restored, and
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
U.S. Citizens, age 18 (and, in certain cases, age 16) or older.
Dependent upon prerequisite requirements for each position.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application forms are available as indicated in the specific vacancy
Award Procedure: None.
Deadlines: Provided in the
specific vacancy announcement.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
From 1 to 8 weeks.
Appeals: An applicant may
request reconsideration of his or her rating, whether eligible or ineligible,
from the examining office that assigned the rating.
Renewals: If a continuing
list of applicants is maintained, eligible ratings may normally be extended,
upon request, beyond the initial eligibility period.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Not applicable.
Audits: Not applicable.
Records: Not applicable.
Obligations: (Salaries and
Expenses) Obligations devoted to administration, not spending identifiable.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
In fiscal year 2001, a total of 10,211,636 inquiries
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Information about open examinations and Job Vacancy
Announcements are available from sources listed below under "Headquarters
Regional or Local Office:
None. Contacts made directly to personnel offices of Federal agencies of
interest or through national job information sources listed below under
Federal employment information is available nationwide from the following
sources: USA JOBS - OPM's Web site: www.usajobs.opm.gov; Federal Job
Opportunities Board (FJOB): (912) 757- 3100; Touch Screen Computer Kiosks:
Located in OPM offices and Federal buildings throughout the country. Job
information is also available by telephone on the USA JOBS Telephone Listing
System: Atlanta, GA, (404) 331-4315; Chicago, IL, (312) 353-6192; Dayton, OH,
(937) 225-2720; Denver, CO, (303) 969-7050; Detroit, MI, (313) 226-6950;
Honolulu, HI, (808) 541-2791; Huntsville, AL, (205) 837-0894; Kansas City, MO,
(816) 426-5702; Norfolk, VA, (757) 441-3355; Philadelphia, PA, (215) 597-7440;
Raleigh, NC, (919) 790-2822; San Antonio, TX, (210) 805-2402; San Francisco,
CA, (415) 744-5627; Seattle, WA, (206) 553-0888; Twin Cities, MN, (612)
725-3430; Washington, DC, (202) 606-2700; Nationwide, (912) 757-3000; and TDD
Service, (912) 744-2299.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: