Federal 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
Uses and Use Restrictions
Positions with Federal agencies are filled without discrimination with regard to race, religion, sex, politics, age or any other nonmerit 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.
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 the disadvantaged.
U.S. Citizens, age 18 (and, in certain cases, age 16) or older.
Dependent upon prerequisite requirements for each position.
Application and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application forms are available as indicated in the specific vacancy announcement.
Provided in the specific vacancy announcement.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 1 to 8 weeks.
An applicant may request reconsideration of his or her rating, whether eligible or ineligible, from the examining office that assigned the rating.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(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 were answered.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information about open examinations and Job Vacancy Announcements are available from sources listed below under "Headquarters Office."
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 "Headquarters Office."
Federal employment information is available nationwide from the following sources: USA JOBS - OPM's Web site: http://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
17.207, Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities
27.002, Federal Employment Assistance For Veterans
27.003, Federal Student Temporary Employment Program
27.005, Federal Employment For Individuals With Disabilities
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals