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OPM RIN: 3206-AN92 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Temporary and Term Employment 

OPM is issuing a final rule to allow agencies to make up to 10-year term appointments in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) occupations. The purpose of the regulation is to provide agencies with greater flexibility to staff foreseeably long-term projects of a STEM nature when the need for work is not permanent. OPM is issuing this final rule to allow for up to a 10-year appointment for STEM occupations only. This final rule will not allow for up to a 10-year Term appointment for positions needed to stand-up, operate, and close out time- limited organizations that have specific statutory appropriations or for time-limited projects that have been funded through specific appropriations as OPM previously proposed on September 14, 2020.

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 316.301   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302    E.O. 10577, as amended, Civil Service Rule II, codified at 5 CFR 2.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/14/2020  85 FR 56536   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/10/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
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:
Michelle T. Glynn
Employee Services
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-0960
Fax:202 606-2329