5 CFR 330.211 - Exceptions to RPL placement priority.
An agency may effect the following personnel actions as exceptions to § 330.210:
(a) Fill a vacancy with an employee of the agency's current permanent competitive service workforce through detail or position change, subject to the requirements of subpart F of this part;
(b) Appoint a 10-point preference eligible through an appropriate appointing authority;
(c) Appoint a current or former employee exercising restoration rights under part 353 of this chapter based on return from military service or recovery from a compensable injury or disability within 1 year;
(d) Appoint a current or former employee exercising other statutory or regulatory reemployment rights;
(e) Fill a specific position when all RPL placement priority candidates decline an offer of the position or fail to respond to a written agency inquiry about their availability;
(f) Convert an employee serving under an appointment that provides noncompetitive conversion eligibility to a competitive service appointment, including from:
(1) A Veterans Recruitment Appointment under part 307 of this chapter;
(2) An appointment under 5 U.S.C. 3112 and part 316 of this chapter of a veteran with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more; and
(3) An excepted service appointment under part 213 of this chapter;
(g) Reappoint without a break in service to the same position currently held by an employee serving under a temporary appointment of 1 year or less (only to another temporary appointment not to exceed 1 year or less);
(h) Extend an employee's temporary or term appointment up to the maximum permitted by the appointment authority or as authorized by OPM; or
(i) Appoint an individual under an excepted service appointing authority.