WRP Employment Resources
Recent graduates seeking competitive employment in the Federal government, can view job openings and submit applications online at USAJOBS. Through the posting of job advertisements on USAJOBS, The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has provided a single location to browse approximately 16,000 available jobs each day. One can apply by submitting the Federal Job Search and Application Form, OF-612, or create an online profile through the Online Resume Builder (found on the USAJOBS homepage).
Persons with disabilities also have the option to apply for non-competitive appointments to federal positions through Schedule A. This is a special hiring authority for people with disabilities, where the traditional competitive application process can be avoided by hiring managers by hiring persons with disabilities on either a part-time or full-time employment. Applicants can, thus, expedite the hiring process by submitting resume and disability documentation directly to an agency’s Selective Placement Coordinator. To learn more about recruitment and retention procedures in the Federal government, please visit OPM's Resources for People with Disabilities, found on USAJOBS. For additional information on Schedule A,
Other Helpful Resources
WRP.gov – The principal site for all your WRP needs. The site connects employers and postsecondary students with disabilities through a searchable database and updated information on the program.
Disability.gov – Provides over-arching information for the Disability Community, where you can subscribe to automatic updates via e-mail, blog, or Twitter.
Job Accommodations Network – to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.
ABILITYJobs and JobAccess – This organization enables persons with disabilities to manage their resumes in an online database and search job listings that have been added by potential employers.
Federal Disability Workforce Consortium – An interagency partnership working to improve opportunities for employment of people with disabilities in the federal government.
eSIGHT.org – eSIGHT is a cross-disability community addressing disability employment issues through forum discussion and online resources.
White House Issues - Disabilities – Updates on current Presidential agenda regarding focus of current and future initiatives to aid persons with disabilities.
FedsHireVets.gov – Resource for Wounded Veterans to better understand the hiring process in federal government and to view current opportunities.
Office of Personnel Management – An agency to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce.