Published: Sept. 28, 2017

Are you interested in working in the government for the summer or after you graduate? If so, Career Services and Disability Services would like to tell you about a great opportunity for CU Boulder students.

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The program is coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense.

If you are interested in learning more about WRP (and eating free pizza), please plan to attend the Oct. 4 information session.

Participant eligibility

Eligible students must: 

  • Have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority 
  • Be a United States citizen 
  • Be enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis or have graduated with a degree no earlier than April 2016

Schedule A is a hiring authority for federal agencies to use to tap into a diverse and vibrant talent pool without going through the often lengthy traditional hiring process and allows individuals to apply for a federal appointment through a noncompetitive hiring process.

This means, if you meet the eligibility status of the appointment and the minimum qualifications for a position, you may be hired for the position without competing with the general public. Schedule A can be used to hire people in all professions from clerical staff to attorneys.

Apply now

Please start the application as soon as possible. Once you begin the process, you will need to be approved before you can continue filling out your application. Therefore, you must start the process as soon as possible to allow enough time for approval and finishing the application. 

​ If you go

Who: Students, recent graduates
What: Workforce Recruitment Program information meeting
When: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4–5 p.m.
Where: Center for Community, room N215

​ Walk-in hours

Career and Disability services will offer walk-in hours through the week of Nov. 13 to assist with questions or discuss job accommodations, self-advocacy, resumes or interviewing.

Career Services, Kristin Williams
Thursdays 1:30–2:45 p.m. 
Center for Community, suite N352

Disability Services, Meg Murray
Fridays 2–3 p.m.
Center for Community, suite N200