U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Employees who do not have veteran’s preference or who did not complete 3 years of continuous service, and who leave their government jobs while under career-conditional appointments have reinstatement eligibility for 3 years from their date of separation.
Career-conditional employees are eligible for benefits including: health benefits, life insurance, retirement plan, annual and sick leave, and participation in the Thrift Saving Plan.
Career Appointments: Employees who have complete 3 years without a break in service under career-conditional appointments acquire career tenure and are converted to career appointments. If they leave the federal service as a career employee, they have reinstatement eligibility for life.
Career employees are eligible for benefits including: health benefits, life insurance, retirement plan, annual and sick leave, and participation in the Thrift Saving Plan.
Term Appointments: Term appointments are used to fill temporary employment needs for a project. Term appointments are made fore a period of more than 1 year and may be extended up to 4 years. The appointment may be terminated at any time upon written notice.
Term employees are eligible for within-grade increases. Term employees are also eligible for benefits including: health benefits, life insurance, retirement plan, annual and sick leave, and participation in the Thrift Saving Plan, provided they work a full-time, part-time or seasonal work schedule.
Service under a Term appointment does not confer eligibility for reinstatement.
Temporary Appointments: Temporary appointments are used to fill short-term employment needs of an organization. Temporary appointments are made for periods not to exceed 1 year but may be extended for one additional year. Temporary appointments may be terminated at any time upon written notice. General Service (GS) temporary employees are not eligible for promotions or within-grade increase. Wage Grade (WG) temporary employees are eligible for within-grade increase.
Temporary employees are eligible for annual and sick leave.
Temporary employees are normally not eligible for benefits.
Service under temporary appointment does not confer eligibility for reinstatement.
Students and Recent Graduates Pathways Program
Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
There are two student appointment types in the Internship Program.
The Career or Indefinite Intern is a student trainee and developmental, excepted service appointment expected to last more than 1 year. The features of this student program appointment are as follows:
The Intern Not-To-Exceed (NTE) is a student temporary, excepted service appointment expected to last 1 year or less. The features of this student program appointment are as follows:
Program Completion and Conversion
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Recent Graduates Program
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the federal government's premier leadership development program for advanced degree (e.g., masters or professional degree) candidates. Executive Order 13562 expands the eligibility window for applicants, making it more "student friendly" by aligning it with academic calendars and allowing those who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years to participate. It also directs OPM to set eligibility requirements and minimum qualification standards, and to make the PMF experience more robust and substantive for participants. To find out more about the changes to the PMF Program, go to the PMF webpage.
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