What are reinstatement rights?
Individuals who were involuntarily separated from the federal government for various reasons not relating to performance or conduct have certain rights to re-enter the competitive service workforce without competing with the public and to apply for federal vacancies open only to “status” candidates. You also would have to meet the job qualification standards and other requirements.

Reinstatement eligibility does not guarantee you a job offer.

Note: Special rules apply for those seeking reinstatement after being called to active military duty or returning after recovery from a work-related illness or injury.

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