The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides the following list of primary recruitment authorities that agencies can use for career and career appointments. OPM has established this support list for federal staff specialists. The list contains quotations on the applicable law. It also contains the terms of appointments under exchange agreements between an agency and the OPM. OPM also provides a partial list of responsible statutory authorities outside title 5, United States Code (5 U.S.C.). OPM does not regulate appointment authorities outside of Title 5. For a description of the non-title 5 authorities, agencies should consult the laws cited. (a) In accordance with 5 CFR 6.7, OPM and any agency with an executive staff system essentially equivalent to the main executive service (SES) may enter into, in accordance with the legislative and regulatory authorities, an agreement providing for the transport of persons between the SES and the other system. The agreement defines the status and duration that the interested parties acquire in the movement. Veterans` preference can be confusing.

Not all Veterans are considered privileged for civilian employment at the federal level, and not all active services count towards Veterans` preference. Only Veterans who are dismissed or dismissed under honourable conditions of active service in the armed forces are eligible for Veterans` preferences. This means that you must have been dismissed under an honorable or general discharge. If you are an “eliminated member of the armed forces,” you are not allowed to define preference unless you are a disabled veteran, or you are below the rank of major or its retired equivalents. In principle, there are two types of preferential beneficiaries: persons with disabilities (preferential beneficiaries of 10 points) and non-disabled persons (preferred beneficiaries at 5 points). For detailed information or to see if you qualify, please visit the Hire Vets` Preference Feds Vets` Preference page. Individuals who are called upon to a competitive service under the exchange agreements benefit from a professional or professional vocation, depending on whether they are serving three years of service for a professional activity or are exempt from it in accordance with 5 CFR 315.201 (c). The service, which begins with the current permanent employment of a person in the other benefit system, is part of the three-year service requirements for a professional activity. Exchange agreements do not allow for temporary or temporary deadlines.