Using Schedule A to Expedite Employment

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While state and federal laws address employment discrimination, applying for a job can be difficult for individuals with disabilities. In particular, government jobs that require a competitive employment process can unintentionally deter individuals with disabilities from applying or competing for a job. Fortunately, the government created a streamlined process for people to apply for federal jobs with most federal agencies. Understanding this regulation, referred to as Schedule A for individuals with disabilities, is important for human resource professionals, vocational rehabilitation counselors and career counselors who assist individuals in finding employment.

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