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The Federal Appointment

A Federal appointment is the act of appointing or designating someone to office or a position in the Federal Government.  Appointments are derived from various laws, regulations, and authorizes employment with Federal agencies.

The Office of Personnel Management  (OPM) provides detailed information about a variety of appointing authorities and conditions for appointments.  OPM regulates appointments authorities within Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations  5 U.S.C.)