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Careers for Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities are important members of the diverse culture that makes up our workforce. ITA is committed to improving employment opportunities for all individuals including disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with targeted disabilities.


People with disabilities may be considered for employment through the competitive hiring process or in some circumstances, under the Schedule A hiring authority for persons with disabilities.  In these cases, an agency may make a permanent, temporary, or time-limited appointment. Disabled veterans may also be considered under special hiring programs for disabled veterans with disability ratings from the Department of Veterans Affairs of 30 percent or more.

Appointment Authorities

The Federal Government has a special Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u) appointing authority for hiring people with severe physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. 

Disabled veterans may also be considered under a special hiring authority for 30 percent or more disabled veterans.