Applicants should be encouraged to apply online. Submitting their materials online ensures quick and accurate processing and allows them to track their status through their USAJOBS account.
If an applicant is unable to apply online, an alternative application process should be made available. Each agency will have a designated procedure for accepting alternative applications. In this training we are going to review a few activities your agency may be using as part of the alternative application process. Check with your USA Staffing Office Administrators to determine what your office procedures will be. Regardless of how your agency handles alternative applications, you should make sure to include specific instructions for applicants to request an alternative process in your vacancy announcement.