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Polar Bear  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:08:25 AM(UTC)
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Hi, so I've been eligible for Schedule A hiring for people with disabilities since 2009. I just now went ahead and am getting a letter from my doctor. In the past, I felt it would hurt my career search to use this vehicle into federal service. My question is some of the job postings are still asking for information that is no longer needed on Schedule A letters, and won't be on the letter I'm getting from the doctor. While I can obviously prove my condition in subsequent interactions, what should I do for applications that ask for that information on the letter? Still apply, ask for clarification, etc?

Second question, if the vacancy notice just asks for my eligibility under that program but does not specifically ask for the letter 'yet,' should I just go ahead and upload it to a miscellaneous heading/upload or only do so if asked after the vacancy closes?
FrankJr  
#2 Posted : Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:00:11 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Polar Bear Go to Quoted Post
Hi, so I've been eligible for Schedule A hiring for people with disabilities since 2009. I just now went ahead and am getting a letter from my doctor. In the past, I felt it would hurt my career search to use this vehicle into federal service. My question is some of the job postings are still asking for information that is no longer needed on Schedule A letters, and won't be on the letter I'm getting from the doctor. While I can obviously prove my condition in subsequent interactions, what should I do for applications that ask for that information on the letter? Still apply, ask for clarification, etc?

Second question, if the vacancy notice just asks for my eligibility under that program but does not specifically ask for the letter 'yet,' should I just go ahead and upload it to a miscellaneous heading/upload or only do so if asked after the vacancy closes?


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A disability letter from you doctor or a licensed medical professional that proves your eligibility for Schedule A appointment -- (not proves your disability)
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