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Special Solicitations for Disasters & Emergencies

Emergencies and disasters are defined as any hurricane, tornado storm, flood, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe in any part of the world. Upon written request, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may grant permission for special solicitations of Federal employees, outside of the CFC under Federal Regulations 5 C.F.R. § 950.102.

Guidance for specific disasters and emergencies by year are provided below followed by General Guidance topics. Federal employees interested in requesting a special solicitation are advised to work through their agency heads for approval.

2008: Hurricanes
2007: California Wildfires
2005: Huricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma
2005: Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster
2001: Victims of Terrorist Actions
General Guidance

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