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?

  1. Decide what type of job you want that best fits your skill set and knowledge. Here are 5 tips for choosing a career.
  2. Find an open position using usajobs.gov.
  3. Create an account on usajobs.gov.
  4. Create your resume. Find tips on how to create a resume here.
  5. Gather additional documents such as cover letters, academic transcripts, etc.
  6. 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”
  7. Make sure you have fulfilled each requirement listed in application.
  8. Apply!
  9. 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

  1. Your application under this application process does NOT guarantee a job
  2. Choose a job that showcases your specific skills and knowledge
  3. The employer must grant accommodations as medically recommended
  4. Employer cannot ask unrelated questions about one’s disability
    • For a list of legal and illegal questions, click here