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Federal Hiring Programs/Authorities


Pathways Programs 

The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree. The Pathway Program consists of three separate pathways: Internship, Recent Graduates, and Presidential Management Fellowship. 


Veterans Recruitment Authority 

VRA allows a manager to fill positions quickly by appointing eligible Veterans to positions for which they are qualified, up to and including GS-11 or equivalent, without issuing a vacancy announcement.


30% or more Disabled Veteran 

A 30 percent or more disabled veteran appointment is an effective way to quickly appoint eligible disabled veterans to any position for which they are qualified without issuing a vacancy announcement.


Veterans Employment Opportunity Act 

The VEOA allows managers to consider highly qualified, non-status preference eligibles and Veterans without using more burdensome competitive examination procedures.


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