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OPM RIN: 3206-AN79 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Hiring Authority for College Graduates 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is amending its career and career conditional employment regulations to implement section 1108 of Public Law 115-232, John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. This 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  11/05/2021  86 FR 61043   
Interim Final Rule Effective  12/06/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/04/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2024 
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:
Katika Floyd
Workforce Policy and Innovation
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-0960