Title 42 appointment
A Title 42 appointment is an
Title 42 hiring authority was first enacted in 1944 as part of the
Title 42 appointments are described in
(f) Special consultants. In accordance with regulations, special consultants may be employed to assist and advise in the operations of the Service. Such consultants may be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and their compensation may be fixed without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.
(g) Designation for fellowships; duties; pay. In accordance with regulations, individual scientists, other than commissioned officers of the Service, may be designated by the Surgeon General to receive fellowships, appointed for duty with the Service without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, may hold their fellowships under conditions prescribed therein, and may be assigned for studies or investigations either in this country or abroad during the terms of their fellowships.
The text about "compensation... without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended" is present in the original law, but is omitted in the United States Code version as obsolete, although it is still legally binding.
In 2006, the