5 CFR § 315.610 - Noncompetitive appointment of certain National Guard technicians.
(a) An agency may appoint noncompetitively a National Guard technician who -
(1) Was involuntarily separated (other than by removal for cause on charges of misconduct or delinquency);
(2) Has served at least 3 years as a technician;
(3) Meets the qualifications requirements of the job: and
(4) Is appointed within 1 year after separating from service as a Guard Technician.
(b) The noncompetitive appointing authority also applies to National Guard technicians separated before October 29, 1986, provided they are appointed within a year of the date of separation.