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Hiring Toolkit

Excepted Service Hiring

Soliciting/Accepting Applications

Remember, public notification is provided so that persons who want to apply for a position will have access to the information necessary to submit an application.

Unless otherwise specified in law or regulation, 5 CFR 302.301 requires agencies to:
  1. establish policies and procedures on accepting job applications for excepted service positions, and
  2. make the policies and procedures a matter of record. These policies and procedures must be uniformly applied to applicants and must be made available to applicants upon their request.
Note: Most Excepted service positions are not required to be posted on