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S. 2079 (113th): Alternative Qualifications for Federal Employment Act of 2014

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3/5/2014--Introduced. Alternative Qualifications for Federal Employment Act of 2014 - Requires the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a pilot program to appoint individuals with alternative educational experience to positions in the civil service. 

Defines an "individual with alternative educational experience" as an individual who does not have a degree from an institution of higher education and has received training or education in one or more subject areas or occupational fields from an educational provider who does not meet specified requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Requires the Director to select not less than 25 positions (from not less than 10 diverse occupational fields) during each of FY2015-FY2019 for which an individual with alternative educational experience may apply.