5 CFR § 315.602 - Appointment based on service in the Office of the President or Vice-President or on the White House Staff.
(a) Agency authority. An agency may appoint noncompetitively a person who has served at least 2 years in the immediate Office of the President or Vice-President or on the White House Staff, provided that the appointment is effected without a break in service of 1 full workday.
(b) Tenure on appointment.
(c) Acquisition of competitive status. A person appointed under paragraph (a) of this section acquires a competitive status automatically on appointment.