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Title 5 Part 337 → Subpart B → §337.201

Title 5 → Chapter I → Subchapter B → Part 337 → Subpart B → §337.201

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Title 5 Part 337 → Subpart B → §337.201

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Title 5Chapter ISubchapter BPart 337Subpart B → §337.201


Title 5: Administrative Personnel
PART 337—EXAMINING SYSTEM
Subpart B—Direct-Hire Authority


§337.201   Coverage and purpose.

OPM will permit an agency with delegated examining authority under 5 U.S.C. 1104(a)(2) to use direct-hire authority under 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) for a permanent or nonpermanent position or group of positions in the competitive service at GS-15 (or equivalent) and below, if OPM determines that there is either a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for such positions. It is not required that this direct-hire authority be exercised by a delegated examining unit. Requests for direct-hire authority must be submitted by the agency's Chief Human Capital Officer (or equivalent) at the agency headquarters level. OPM will determine the length of the direct-hire authority based on the justification.


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