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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Federal Employment.
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.
5 U.S.C. 1101.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Students: Must be accepted for, or enrolled in, an accredited secondary, vocational, or technical school or institution of higher learning.
Beneficiary Eligibility
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Students submit application for employment and proof of school enrollment directly to employing Federal agencies.
Award Procedure
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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.
Website Address
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).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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