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. Competition review is the traditional method of designating competitive service organizations and requires compliance with Title 5 competition audit requirements. OPM may, by appointment, delegate to an agency the power to control all its competing agencies (except administrative judges).
Vacancies filled as part of the competition review process are public. The Portability of Benefits for Nonappropriated Fund Employees Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) allows: to take into account the service with an instrumentality of funds (NAFI) unadaperity in the setting of salaries and benefits of a member of the Ministry of Defence of the NAFI who passes to an official appointment with the DOD and a member of the coastguard nafi who goes to a coastguard appointment on January 1 or after January 1 at a coastguard service. , 1987 – but only if the employee spends between the two dates without interruption of service of more than 3 days. In addition, Public Act 104-106 (February 10, 1996) amended the Portability Act to allow certain pension benefits that do not exceed one year`s service. To be covered by these provisions, an appointment may be made on the basis of the exchange contract or another authority with valid appointment power. If, for at least one consecutive year prior to the appointment under Rule 6.7, opm and an agency with a benefit system established in the exempt service can enter into an agreement setting out the conditions under which workers may be transferred from the Agency`s plan to the competitive service.