- § 3301. Civil service; generally
- § 3302. Competitive service; rules
- § 3303. Competitive service; recommendations of Senators or Representatives
- § 3304. Competitive service; examinations
- § 3304a. Competitive service; career appointment after 3 years’ temporary service
- § 3305. Competitive service; examinations; when held
- [§ 3306. Repealed.
- § 3307. Competitive service; maximum-age entrance requirements; exceptions
- § 3308. Competitive service; examinations; educational requirements prohibited; exceptions
- § 3309. Preference eligibles; examinations; additional points for
- § 3310. Preference eligibles; examinations; guards, elevator operators, messengers, and custodians
- § 3311. Preference eligibles; examinations; crediting experience
- § 3312. Preference eligibles; physical qualifications; waiver
- § 3313. Competitive service; registers of eligibles
- § 3314. Registers; preference eligibles who resigned
- § 3315. Registers; preference eligibles furloughed or separated
- [§ 3315a. Repealed.
- § 3316. Preference eligibles; reinstatement
- § 3317. Competitive service; certification from registers
- § 3318. Competitive service; selection from certificates
- § 3319. Alternative ranking and selection procedures
- § 3320. Excepted service; government of the District of Columbia; selection
- § 3321. Competitive service; probationary period
- § 3322. Voluntary separation before resolution of personnel investigation
- § 3323. Automatic separations; reappointment; reemployment of annuitants
- § 3324. Appointments to positions classified above GS–15
- § 3325. Appointments to scientific and professional positions
- § 3326. Appointments of retired members of the armed forces to positions in the Department of Defense
- § 3327. Civil service employment information
- § 3328. Selective Service registration
- § 3329. Appointments of military reserve technicians to positions in the competitive service
- § 3330. Government-wide list of vacant positions
- § 3330a. Preference eligibles; administrative redress
- § 3330b. Preference eligibles; judicial redress
- § 3330c. Preference eligibles; remedy
- § 3330d. Appointment of military spouses
- § 3330e. Review of official personnel file of former Federal employees before rehiring
An individual concerned in examining an applicant for or appointing him in the competitive service may not receive or consider a recommendation of the applicant by a Senator or Representative, except as to the character or residence of the applicant.
The Office of Personnel Management or other examining agency may not prescribe a minimum educational requirement for an examination for the competitive service except when the Office decides that the duties of a scientific, technical, or professional position cannot be performed by an individual who does not have a prescribed minimum education. The Office shall make the reasons for its decision under this section a part of its public records.
In examinations for positions of guards, elevator operators, messengers, and custodians in the competitive service, competition is restricted to preference eligibles as long as preference eligibles are available.
A preference eligible who resigns, on request to the Office of Personnel Management, is entitled to have his name placed again on all registers for which he may have been qualified, in the order named by section 3313 of this title.
On request of an appointing authority, a preference eligible who has resigned or who has been dismissed or furloughed may be certified for, and appointed to, a position for which he is eligible in the competitive service, an Executive agency, or the government of the District of Columbia.
The nominating or appointing authority shall select for appointment to each vacancy in the excepted service in the executive branch and in the government of the District of Columbia from the qualified applicants in the same manner and under the same conditions required for the competitive service by sections 3308–3318 of this title. This section does not apply to an appointment required by Congress to be confirmed by, or made with the advice and consent of, the Senate.