Department of Treasury FY 2017
with targeted disabilities.
2. Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. § 1614.203(a)(3), describe the agency’s use of hiring
authorities that take disability into account (e.g., Schedule A) to recruit PWD
and PWTD for positions in the permanent workforce.
Schedule A is available for use along with Veteran Appointment Authorities to non-
competitively appoint PWD and PWTD and veterans with service-connected disability
rating of 30% or more. The Department’s Disability and Veterans Program Managers
work directly with bureau Disability Coordinators, Selective Placement Coordinators
and Program Managers to assist in finding qualified candidates for non-competitive
special hiring authorities. Additionally, through its Be a Champion Program, the
Disability and Veterans Program Managers have established relationships with bureau
hiring managers to identify resumes of qualified candidates who can be non-
3. When individuals apply for a position under a hiring authority that takes
disability into account (e.g., Schedule A), explain how the agency (1)
determines if the individual is eligible for appointment under such authority and
(2) forwards the individual's application to the relevant hiring officials with an
explanation of how and when the individual may be appointed.
When individuals apply utilizing the Schedule A Hiring Authority, their applications are
reviewed by the servicing HR Specialist who confirms that the applicants meet the
qualification requirements of the announced position and have provided required proof
of disability. Applicants applying under the Schedule A Hiring Authority who are
deemed qualified are referred to the hiring manager on a Schedule A certificate of
eligibility with guidance on selection procedures including the application of veterans’
preference, when applicable. Managers have the option to interview and/or hire from
the Schedule A certificate or to consider other candidates from other issued
certificates (Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, VRA, etc.).
Alternatively, when individuals submit their resumes directly to the Treasury or bureau
Special Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) for vacant positions within Treasury,
the SPPC refer the resumes to requesting hiring managers for consideration. The
hiring manager refers selected resumes to the HR Specialist who reviews the
resumes to determine qualifications. If qualifications and Schedule A eligibility are
met, the resumes are returned to the hiring manager with guidance on selection
procedures, including the application of veterans’ preference, when applicable.
4. Has the agency provided training to all hiring managers on the use of hiring
authorities that take disability into account (e.g., Schedule A)? If “yes”, describe
the type(s) of training and frequency. If “no”, describe the agency’s plan to
provide this training.
Treasury includes the use of special hiring authorities (e.g. Schedule A, VRA, 30% or
more, etc.) in its mandatory training for new managers and supervisors. Also, through
Treasury’s Be a Champion Program, the Disability and Veterans Program Managers
provide training for bureau hiring managers, educating them on the benefits of using
special hiring authorities, and assist in identifying resumes of qualified candidates who
can be non-competitively selected and hired.
Additionally, Treasury’s Disability and Veterans Program Managers have provided