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OPM RIN: 3206-AN79 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Hiring Authority for College Graduates 

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim rule to amend its career and career-conditional employment regulations. The revision is necessary to implement section 1108 of Public Law 115-232, John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which requires OPM to issue regulations establishing hiring authorities for certain college graduates to positions in the competitive service under 5 U.S.C. 3115. The intended effect of the authority is to provide additional flexibility in hiring eligible and qualified individuals.

Agency: Office of Personnel Management(OPM)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 315    5 CFR 330   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3115    5 U.S.C. 3301    5 U.S.C. 3302    Civil Service Rule II, codified at 5 CFR 2    Pub. L. 115-232, sec. 1108   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  06/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Monica Butler
Human Resources Specialist
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-2329

Katika Floyd
Employee Services
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-9531