Federal Summer Employment

To provide summer employment primarily for college students and high school students.

Agency - Office of Personnel Management

Office - Information may be obtained from Federal agency personnel offices or through the National Job Information sources listed in paragraph #152 below.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Data are not yet available for fiscal years 2001 and 2002.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Most Federal agencies employ individuals during summer vacation periods.

The jobs may be clerical, crafts and trades, administrative or subprofessional related to career interests.

Employees are paid at the regular Federal pay rate for the position.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any U.S.

citizen may apply.

The minimum age requirement is 16 years at time of appointment.

Summer jobs are filled through agency staffing plans.

Beneficiary Eligibility

U.S. Citizens, 16 years old at time of appointment.


Not applicable.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Application forms and instructions are available at individual Federal agency personnel offices.

Award Procedures



Applicants apply directly to agencies. Deadlines vary by agency and job location.


Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, Public Law 95- 454.

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

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Information about open examinations and/or Job Vacancy Announcements are available from sources listed below under "Headquarters Office."

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Information may be obtained from Federal agency personnel offices or through the National Job Information sources listed in paragraph #152 below.

Headquarters Office

Federal employment information is available nationwide from the following sources: USAJOBS - OPM's Web site: www.usajobs.opm.gov; Federal Job Opportunities Board (FJOB): Telephone: (912) 757-3100; Touch Screen Computer Kiosks: Located in OPM offices and Federal buildings throughout the country. USAJOBS by Telephone Listing System: Atlanta, GA, (404) 331-4315; Chicago, IL, (312) 353- 6192; Dayton, OH, (937) 225-2720; Denver, CO, (303) 969-7050; Detroit, MI, (313) 226-6950; Honolulu, HI, (808) 541-2791; Huntsville, AL, (205) 837-0894; Kansas City, MO, (816) 426-5702; Norfolk, VA, (757) 441-3355; Philadelphia, PA, (215) 597-7440; Raleigh, NC, (919) 790-2822; San Antonio, TX, (210) 805-2402; San Francisco, CA, (415) 744-5627; Seattle, WA, (206) 553-0888; Twin Cities, MN, (612) 725-3430; Washington, DC, (202) 606-2700; Nationwide, (912) 757-3000; and TDD Service, (912) 744- 2299.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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