(a)Positions established under section
3104 of this title are in the competitive service. However, appointments to the positions are made without competitive examination on approval of the qualifications of the proposed appointee by the Office of Personnel Management on the basis of standards developed by the agency involved in accordance with criteria specified in regulations prescribed by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
(b)This section does not apply to positions established under section
(c)The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this section.
In subsection (a), the words “or its designee” are substituted for “or such officers or agents as the Commission may designate”.
For repeal of the Act of Aug. 1, 1947, ch. 433, 61 Stat. 715, as amended, see revision note for section
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–372, § 2(c)(3)(A), substituted “on the basis of standards developed by the agency involved in accordance with criteria specified in regulations prescribed by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management” for “or its designee for this purpose”.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454substituted “Office of Personnel Management” for “Civil Service Commission”.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 110–372effective on the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after the 180th day following Oct. 8, 2008, see section 2(d) ofPub. L. 110–372, set out as a note under section
5376 of this title.
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