Ginnie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a disability that
meets the definition as prescribed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L.
93-112) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Pub. L.101-336), you
may be may be hired through the traditional competitive hiring process or by
means of a noncompetitive, excepted appointing authority.
Ginnie Mae provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job
application and hiring process, please notify the human resources specialist
listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable
accommodation is handled on a case-by-case basis.
To be considered as an individual with a disability, a person must meet the
following criteria: has a physical or mental impairment which substantially
limits one or more of a person's major life activities. For additional
information consult the EEOC web site at
Special Appointing Authorities
The Office of Personnel Management has established special appointing
authorities for people with disabilities. Ginnie Mae has the authority to use a
special appointing authority to hire a qualified person with a disability for
vacant positions. These special appointing authorities are provided in Title 5,
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 213.301 include:
- Schedule A, (5 CFR 213.3102(ll)) for hiring readers, interpreters, and
personal assistants. This excepted authority is used to appoint readers,
interpreters, and personal assistants for employees with severe
disabilities. After one year of satisfactory service, they may qualify for
conversion to permanent status.
- Schedule A, (5 CFR 213.3102(t)) for hiring people with mental
retardation (OPM uses this term in the new regulation because it is the
official terminology used in the authorizing Executive Order 12125, dated
March 15,1979). This excepted authority is used to appoint persons with
cognitive disabilities (mental retardation). They may qualify for conversion
to permanent status after two years of satisfactory service.
- Schedule A, (5 CFR 213.3102(u)) for hiring people with severe physical
disabilities. This excepted authority is used to appoint persons with severe
physical disabilities who have demonstrated satisfactory performance through
a temporary appointment, or have been certified as likely to succeed in
performing the duties of the job. After two years of satisfactory service,
they may qualify for conversion to permanent status.
- Schedule A, (5 CFR 213.3102(gg)) - Positions filled by persons with
psychiatric disabilities who have demonstrated their ability to perform
satisfactorily under a temporary appointment [such as one authorized in
213.3102(i)(3)] or who are certified as likely to be able to perform the
essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations,
by a State vocational rehabilitation counselor, a U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration psychologist, vocational
rehabilitation counselor, or psychiatrist. Upon completion of 2 years of
satisfactory service under this authority, the employee can be converted, at
the discretion of the agency, to competitive status under the provisions of
Executive Order 12125 as amended by Executive Order 13124.
For additional information on the employment of people with disabilities
within the Federal Government, please visit the
Office of Personnel Management website.