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OPM and SSA Partner to Meet the Need for Additional Administrative Law Judges

May 10, 2016 • By

Last Updated: August 19, 2021

two lawyers shaking handsEvery day agencies across the Federal Government come together to provide important services to the American people. This spring, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) joined forces to recruit prospective candidates for administrative law judge (ALJ) positions. ALJs are integral to SSA and other agencies to make impartial decisions on such issues as disability determinations, licensing, or grievances. Nearly 2,000 ALJs work in 27 Federal agencies across the government.

SSA’s hearing and appeals operation is one of the largest administrative adjudicative systems in the world. OPM provides agencies with certificates of well-qualified ALJ candidates, drawn from a robust register, to fill vacant positions. We are happy to report that OPM recently issued an announcement for entry-level ALJ positions on USAJOBS, which yielded more than 5,000 applications.

In the coming months, OPM will review qualifications and complete the thorough approval process by which applicants who successfully complete both online and in-person assessments of the examination will be added to the ALJ register. In addition to scheduling the current administration of the exam, OPM replenished the existing ALJ register with new candidates who successfully completed the 2013 administration of the examination. OPM also opens the examination on a quarterly basis to disabled veterans and certain individuals who are entitled to veterans’ preference in relation to disabled veterans.

SSA and OPM are committed to continuing to work together to fulfill this important government function.

For more information on applying for ALJ positions, please visit our previous blog post: “Answer the Call to Public Service, Become an Administrative Law Judge.”

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  1. Manuel S.

    THE THIRD COMMENTATOR ABOVE HAS NAILED IT CORRECTLY:
    GO TO THE FEDERAL WEB-SITE AT-
    http://WWW.USAJOBS,GOV
    TYPE IN THE TITLE OF POSITION, CITY AND STATE-
    THEN SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU FIND THE POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.
    IF THE POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOES NOT SHOW, THEN IT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THAT GEOGRAPHICAL AREA DESIRED, THEN VIEW THE NEXT BEST CHOICE.
    BUENA SUERTE

  2. Alan F.

    I too need an ALJ for my claim. Maybe my money is coming soon. Sincerely Alan Fusco USA

  3. Andy

    id love to be approved sick sucks 24/7

  4. John S.

    What is the process for applying for an ALJ position?

  5. Paulette o.

    Can l work part time from home?

  6. Terry A.

    What are the requirements?

  7. Paulette o.

    Can l work from home part time?

  8. adrian w.

    GOTO TO USAJOBS.GOV . YOU NEED SEVEN YEARS AS A LAWYER TO DECIDE IF SOMEONE IS DISABLED

  9. Rosie C.

    I would like to apply

  10. Michael K.

    How do I apply for the ALJ positions in NY. Can you do it part-time ?

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