Federal Student Temporary Employment Program

To give students an opportunity for part-time temporary employment with Federal agencies in order to allow them to continue their education without interruptions caused by financial pressures.

Agency - Office of Personnel Management

Office - Information is available directly from the personnel offices of Federal agencies of interest.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2001, approximately 32,000 youths participated in the program. It is projected that the program will experience increases in fiscal year 2001 due to Federal budget reductions and rightsizing activities affecting permanent full-time positions.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Students enrolled at least half-time at accredited secondary, vocational, or technical schools, or at institutions of higher learning through the graduate level, are permitted to work during the school year while attending school and while on official school breaks.

Appointments not-to exceed year may be made at any time during the course of the year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Students: Must be accepted for, or enrolled in, an accredited secondary, vocational, or technical school or institution of higher learning.

Beneficiary Eligibility




Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Students submit application for employment and proof of school enrollment directly to employing Federal agencies.

Award Procedures





5 U.S.C. 1101.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

Funded by accounts of numerous
participating Federal agencies.


Program policy is coordinated by OPM, but carried out by numerous Federal agencies. Obligations are devoted to administration and are not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

5 CFR 213.3202(a).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Information is available directly from the personnel offices of Federal agencies of interest.

Headquarters Office

For Policy issues only--Staffing Reinvention Office, Employment Service Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20415. Telephone: (202) 606-0830. Contact: Mike Mahoney.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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