5 U.S. Code Chapter 33 - EXAMINATION, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I—EXAMINATION, CERTIFICATION, AND APPOINTMENT Sec. 3301. Civil service; generally. 3302. Competitive service; rules. 3303. Competitive service; recommendations of Senators or Representatives. 3304. Competitive service; examinations. 3304a. Competitive service; career appointment after 3 years’ temporary service. 3305. Competitive service; examinations; when held. [3306. Repealed.] 3307. Competitive service; maximum-age entrance requirements; exceptions. 3308. Competitive service; examinations; educational requirements prohibited; exceptions. 3309. Preference eligibles; examinations; additional points for. 3310. Preference eligibles; examinations; guards, elevator operators, messengers, and custodians. 3311. Preference eligibles; examinations; crediting experience. 3312. Preference eligibles; physical qualifications; waiver. 3313. Competitive service; registers of eligibles. 3314. Registers; preference eligibles who resigned. 3315. Registers; preference eligibles furloughed or separated. [3315a. Repealed.] 3316. Preference eligibles; reinstatement. 3317. Competitive service; certification from registers. 3318. Competitive service; selection from certificates. 3319. Alternative ranking and selection procedures. 3320. Excepted service; government of the District of Columbia; selection. 3321. Competitive service; probationary period. [3322. Repealed.] 3323. Automatic separations; reappointment; reemployment of annuitants. 3324. Appointments to positions classified above GS–15. 3325. Appointments to scientific and professional positions. 3326. Appointments of retired members of the armed forces to positions in the Department of Defense. 3327. Civil service employment information. 3328. Selective Service registration. 3329. Appointments of military reserve technicians to positions in the competitive service. 3330. Government-wide list of vacant positions. 3330a. Preference eligibles; administrative redress. 3330b. Preference eligibles; judicial redress. 3330c. Preference eligibles; remedy. 3330d. Appointment of certain military spouses. SUBCHAPTER II—OATH OF OFFICE 3331. Oath of office. 3332. Officer affidavit; no consideration paid for appointment. 3333. Employee affidavit; loyalty and striking against the Government. SUBCHAPTER III—DETAILS, VACANCIES, AND APPOINTMENTS 3341. Details; within Executive or military departments. [3342. Repealed.] 3343. Details; to international organizations. 3344. Details; administrative law judges. 3345. Acting officer. 3346. Time limitation. 3347. Exclusivity. 3348. Vacant office. 3349. Reporting of vacancies. 3349a. Presidential inaugural transitions. 3349b. Holdover provisions relating to certain independent establishments. [1]    So in original. Does not conform to section catchline. 3349c. Exclusion of certain officers. 3349d. Notification of intent to nominate during certain recesses or adjournments. SUBCHAPTER IV—TRANSFERS 3351. Preference eligibles; transfer; physical qualifications; waiver. 3352. Preference in transfers for employees making certain disclosures. SUBCHAPTER V—PROMOTION 3361. Promotion; competitive service; examination. 3362. Promotion; effect of incentive award. 3363. Preference eligibles; promotion; physical qualifications; waiver. [3364. Repealed.] SUBCHAPTER VI—ASSIGNMENTS TO AND FROM STATES 3371. Definitions. 3372. General provisions. 3373. Assignments of employees to State or local governments. [1] 3374. Assignments of employees from State or local governments. 3375. Travel expenses. 3376. Regulations. SUBCHAPTER VII—AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS 3381. Training. 3382. Involuntary separation for retirement. 3383. Determinations; review procedures. 3384. Regulations. 3385. Effect on other authority. SUBCHAPTER VIII—APPOINTMENT, REASSIGNMENT, TRANSFER, AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE 3391. Definitions. 3392. General appointment provisions. 3393. Career appointments. [3393a. Repealed.] 3394. Noncareer and limited appointments. 3395. Reassignment and transfer within the Senior Executive Service. 3396. Development for and within the Senior Executive Service. 3397. Regulations.
Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title V, § 566(c),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1751, added item 3330d.
2002—Pub. L. 107–296, title XIII, §§ 1312(b), 1321(a)(1)(C),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2291, 2296, added item 3319 and struck out item 3393a “Recertification”.
1998—Pub. L. 105–339, § 3(b),Oct. 31, 1998, 112 Stat. 3184, added items 3330a to 3330c.
Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title I, § 151(c)(1),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–616, substituted “DETAILS, VACANCIES, AND APPOINTMENTS” for “DETAILS” in heading for subchapter III, “Acting officer” for “Details; to office of head of Executive agency or military department” in item 3345, “Time limitation” for “Details; to subordinate offices” in item 3346, “Exclusivity” for “Details; Presidential authority” in item 3347, “Vacant office” for “Details; limited in time” in item 3348, and “Reporting of vacancies” for “Details; to fill vacancies; restrictions” in item 3349 and added items 3349a to 3349d.
1996—Pub. L. 104–197, title III, § 315(b)(1),Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2416, substituted “Competitive service; recommendations of Senators or Representatives” for “Political recommendations” in item 3303.
Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1037(b)(2),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 432, which directed substitution of “3330. Government-wide list of vacant positions” for the item relating to section 3329, as added by section 4431(b) ofPub. L. 102–484, could not be executed because of the intervening amendment by Pub. L. 104–52, § 4(2). See 1995 Amendment note below.
1995—Pub. L. 104–52, title IV, § 4(2),Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 490, redesignated item 3329 “Government-wide list of vacant positions” as item 3330.
1993—Pub. L. 103–94, § 8(b),Oct. 6, 1993, 107 Stat. 1007, substituted “Political recommendations” for “Competitive service; recommendations of Senators or Representatives” in item 3303.
1992—Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title V, § 544(b), div. D, title XLIV, § 4431(b),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2415, 2720, added two items 3329.
Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(13)(B),Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1347, struck out item 3342 “Federal participants in executive exchange programs”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title I, § 101(b)(9)(C)(iii)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1441, substituted “Appointments to positions classified above GS–15” for “Appointments at GS–16, 17, and 18” in item 3324.
Pub. L. 101–416, § 2(a)(2),Oct. 12, 1990, 104 Stat. 903, added item 3342.
1989—Pub. L. 101–194, title V, § 506(a)(2),Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1758, added item 3393a.
Pub. L. 101–12, § 5(b),Apr. 10, 1989, 103 Stat. 33, added item 3352.
1988—Pub. L. 100–398, § 7(a)(3),Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 988, inserted “agency” after “Executive” in item 3345.
1985—Pub. L. 99–145, title XVI, § 1622(a)(2),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 777, added item 3328.
1979—Pub. L. 96–54, § 2(a)(13),Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 382, struck out item 3315a “Registers; individuals receiving compensation for work injuries”.
1978—Pub. L. 95–454, title III, §§ 303(b), 307(h)(2), 309(b), title IV, § 403(b), title IX, § 906(c)(4),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1146, 1149, 1152, 1165, 1227, substituted “probationary period” for “probation; period of” in item 3321, struck out item 3319 “Competitive service; selection; members of family restriction”, added items 3327 and 3391 to 3397, and struck out items 3391 to 3398.
Pub. L. 95–437, § 3(b),Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1058, added heading for subchapter VII and items 3391 to 3398.
Pub. L. 95–256, § 5(b)(2),Apr. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 191, struck out item 3322 “Competitive service; temporary appointments after age 70”.
Pub. L. 95–251, § 2(c)(3),Mar. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 184, substituted “administrative law judges” for “hearing examiners” in item 3344.
Pub. L. 95–228, § 2(a),Feb. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 25, struck out item 3306 “Competitive service; departmental service; apportionment”.
1975—Pub. L. 94–183, § 2(7),Dec. 31, 1975, 89 Stat. 1057, struck out item 3364 “Promotion; substitute employees in the postal field service”.
1972—Pub. L. 92–297, §§ 2(b), 3(b),May 16, 1972, 86 Stat. 142, 144, substituted “maximum age entrance requirements, exceptions” for “maximum age requirement; restriction on use of appropriated funds” in item 3307, and added subchapter VII and items 3381 to 3385.
1971—Pub. L. 91–648, title IV, § 402(b),Jan. 5, 1971, 84 Stat. 1925, added heading for subchapter VI and items 3371 to 3376.
1970—Pub. L. 91–375, § 6(c)(7)(B),Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 776, struck out item 3327 “Postmasters; standards for determination of qualifications”.
1967—Pub. L. 90–105, § 1(b),Oct. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 273, added item 3304a.
Pub. L. 90–83, § 1(9)(B),Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 197, added item 3315a.
1966—Pub. L. 89–762, § 1(b),Nov. 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 1312, struck out item 3342 “Details; field to departmental service prohibited”.


Footnotes
[1]  So in original. Does not conform to section catchline.

 

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