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OPM RIN: 3206-AN86 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Hiring Authority for Post-Secondary Students 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing amendments to its career and career conditional employment regulations. These revisions 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 post-secondary students to positions in the competitive service under 5 U.S.C. 3116. 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. 3301    5 U.S.C. 3302    Pub. L. 115-232, John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019    E.O. 10577, 3 CFR 1954 to 1958 Comp. p. 218, as amended and Civil Service Rule II, as amended and codified at 5 CFR 2   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  08/18/2021  86 FR 46103   
Interim Final Rule Effective  09/17/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/18/2021 
Final Action  06/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Monica Butler
Workforce Policy and Innovation
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20415
Phone:202 606-2329