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Students with Disabilities and Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

  1. Federal Workforce Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities: An employment program with a goal of placing high-quality disabled college students and graduates in summer, temporary or permanent positions. The Department of Defense (DOD) coordinates this program on behalf of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities. DOD screens candidates and provides listings of available students in early spring for selection and also pays for all necessary accommodations such as special computer equipment or readers. USGS pays for individuals hired through this program since they receive Federal appointments, usually as students (STEP or SCEP appointments) or under other existing appointment authorities for persons with disabilities (Schedule A). Hires under this program count against FTE. For more information about the Workforce Recruitment (WRP) Program and access to database of candidates visit
    (USGS: Contact Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office at 703-648-7763).

  2. Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program: This employment program is designed to attract outstanding graduate students to the federal service upon graduation. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) coordinates this program on behalf of federal agencies, provides student resume books and listings to agencies, and conducts an annual career fair so that agencies can interview PMF candidates for selection under the program. PMF selectees receive an initial two-year excepted service appointment. After successful completion of the program, PMF's are eligible for conversion to permanent career-conditional appointments. Program information can be obtained at Appointments made under this program count against FTE.
    (USGS Coordinator: Susan Fong-Young at 916-278-9402, or


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