Schedule A is the hiring process that persons with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities go through in order to obtain a government job, supporting equal opportunity in the workplace.
Applicants submit a standard application in addition to a supplemental step that includes proof of disability.
How Do I Apply?
- Decide what type of job you want that best fits your skill set and knowledge. Here are 5 tips for choosing a career.
- Find an open position using usajobs.gov.
- Create an account on usajobs.gov.
- Create your resume. Find tips on how to create a resume here.
- Gather additional documents such as cover letters, academic transcripts, etc.
- Gather specific Schedule A documents.
- “Proof of Disability” can be a letter from a doctor, medical professional, rehabilitation professional, federal, state, District of Columbia, or US territory agency.
- Here is an example of “Proof of Disability”
- Make sure you have fulfilled each requirement listed in application.
- Follow up with the Disability Program Manager (DPM) or Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) to inquire about the status of your application.
- This step is optional
- Click here to find DPM of SPPC for your desired agency
Important Things to Know
- Your application under this application process does NOT guarantee a job
- Choose a job that showcases your specific skills and knowledge
- The employer must grant accommodations as medically recommended
- Employer cannot ask unrelated questions about one’s disability
- For a list of legal and illegal questions, click here