Hiring people with disabilities

We depend on thousands of talented and highly skilled individuals to help us protect intellectual property and promote innovation in the United States. Disabled individuals are an important talent pool to help further our goals. We are committed to using special hiring authorities, including Schedule A, to recruit individuals with disabilities.  We train and educate our hiring managers to about Schedule A as a way to ensure that they recognize this special hiring authority as an available, and valuable, gateway to employment for top talent.

The special placement program coordinator (SPPC) acts as a primary point of contact and facilitator for all potential candidates with disabilities. For questions on disability hiring at the USPTO, contact the SPPC at disabilityhiring@uspto.gov

For general information regarding employment at the USPTO, visit our How to apply page.