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June 16, 2010 6:55 PM Subscribe
Can I apply for federal employment under Schedule A?
I have a severe hearing loss in both ears that is partially compensated for with hearing aids, and a resulting slight speech impediment. I can communicate orally if the environment does not have background noise. I don't communicate that well with strangers.
I am not certain if this qualifies as "severe physical disability" for Schedule A hiring of persons with disabilities. I find that deafness is listed, but do you have to be totally deaf for Schedule A preference? If I don't qualify, I don't wish to appear to be trying to game the system.
I have written various fed agencies and OPM about this issue and received no direct answers.