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People With Disabilities Employment Information
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  CTAP/ICTAP   People with Disabilities

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 Greg Cofer, Chief - Special Programs of FDIC's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion on (703) 562-6060.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Special Appointing Authorities

1. Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u) authorizes the FDIC to hire people with mental retardation, 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 mental retardation, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability according to the provisions described below.
a) Proof of disability. An agency must require proof of an applicant's mental retardation, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability prior to making an appointment under this section.
b) An agency may accept, as proof of an individual's mental retardation, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability, appropriate documentation (e.g., records, statements, or other appropriate information) issued from 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.
c) Certification of job readiness. (i) An agency may accept certification that the individual is likely to succeed in the performance of the duties of the position for which he or she is applying. Certification of job readiness may be provided by any entity

2. An agency may make a temporary appointment based upon proof of disability specified in paragraph of this section when:
a) 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
b) The individual has a certification of job readiness and 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 nontemporary appointment under this authority in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12125 as amended by Executive Order 13124.

Further Resources

For additional information on the employment of people with disabilities within the Federal Government, please visit the Office of Personnel Management website http://www.opm.gov/disability

 


Last Updated 01/09/2012 careers@fdic.gov