For at least one year, the competition review has been used continuously in the other benefit system prior to the appointment under the exchange agreement, competition review is the traditional method of appointment to competitive service positions and requires compliance with Title 5 competition audit requirements. OPM may, by appointment, delegate to an agency the power to review all its competing positions (except administrative judges). Vacancies filled as part of the competition review process are public. An exchange contract allows existing federal agents in the service to be candidates for job promotion in a competitive service. The Portability of Benefits for Nonappropriated Fund Employees Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) allows: to take into account the service with an instrumentality of funds (NAFI) unadaperity in the setting of salaries and benefits of a member of the Ministry of Defence of the NAFI who passes to an official appointment with the DOD and a member of the coastguard nafi who goes to a coastguard appointment on January 1 or after January 1 at a coastguard service. , 1987 – but only if the employee spends between the two dates without interruption of service of more than 3 days. In addition, Public Act 104-106 (February 10, 1996) amended the Portability Act to allow certain pension benefits that do not exceed one year`s service. To be covered by these provisions, an appointment may be made on the basis of the exchange contract or another authority with valid appointment power. An agency cannot designate a worker under an exchange contract in a competitive manner under the conditions listed below. Each exchange agreement sets these conditions. The conditions are not in the federal regulation code.

Individuals who do not qualify to be appointed under the exchange contract may apply for a position in competition review or other appointment procedures, provided the person meets all applicable eligibility requirements. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides the following list of primary recruitment authorities that agencies can use for career and career appointments. OPM has established this support list for federal staff specialists. The list contains quotations on the applicable law. It also contains the terms of appointments under exchange agreements between an agency and the OPM. OPM also provides a partial list of responsible statutory authorities outside title 5, United States Code (5 U.S.C.). OPM does not regulate appointment authorities outside of Title 5. For a description of the non-title 5 authorities, agencies should consult the laws cited. Individuals who are called upon to a competitive service under the exchange agreements benefit from a professional or professional vocation, depending on whether they are serving three years of service for a professional activity or are exempt from it in accordance with 5 CFR 315.201 (c). The service, which begins with the current permanent employment of a person in the other benefit system, is part of the three-year service requirements for a professional activity.

Exchange agreements do not allow for temporary or temporary deadlines. Persons appointed under these agreements are not subject to a trial period under Part 5 CFR, Part 315, Part H, but acquire public service status upon order. Officers are subject to the monitoring or management sample in Part 315 CFR 5, Part I, but appropriate service in the other benefit system may be considered to determine the applicability of the trial period and eligible performance until the end of the trial period.