Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, as used in this chapter:
The term “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance.
The term “Chair” means the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance.
(3) Covered employee
The term “covered employee” means any employee of—
(A)the House of Representatives;
(C)the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services;
(D)the Capitol Police;
(E)the Congressional Budget Office;
(F)the Office of the Architect of the Capitol;
(G)the Office of the Attending Physician;
(H)the Office of Compliance; or
(I)the Office of Technology Assessment.
The term “employee” includes an applicant for employment and a former employee.
(5) Employee of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol
The term “employee of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol” includes any employee of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol or the Botanic Garden.
(6) Employee of the Capitol Police
The term “employee of the Capitol Police” includes any member or officer of the Capitol Police.
(7) Employee of the House of Representatives
The term “employee of the House of Representatives” includes an individual occupying a position the pay for which is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, or another official designated by the House of Representatives, or any employment position in an entity that is paid with funds derived from the clerk-hire allowance of the House of Representatives but not any such individual employed by any entity listed in subparagraphs (C) through (I) of paragraph (3).
(8) Employee of the Senate
The term “employee of the Senate” includes any employee whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, but not any such individual employed by any entity listed in subparagraphs (C) through (I) of paragraph (3).
(9) Employing office
The term “employing office” means—
(A)the personal office of a Member of the House of Representatives or of a Senator;
(B)a committee of the House of Representatives or the Senate or a joint committee;
(C)any other office headed by a person with the final authority to appoint, hire, discharge, and set the terms, conditions, or privileges of the employment of an employee of the House of Representatives or the Senate; or
(D)the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, the United States Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Office of the Attending Physician, the Office of Compliance, and the Office of Technology Assessment.
(10) Executive Director
The term “Executive Director” means the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance.
(11) General Counsel
The term “General Counsel” means the General Counsel of the Office of Compliance.
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 104–1, Jan. 23, 1995, 109 Stat. 3, as amended, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
2010—Par. (9)(D). Pub. L. 111–145substituted “the United States Capitol Police,” for “the Capitol Police Board,”.
2008—Par. (3)(C). Pub. L. 110–437, § 422(b)(1), substituted “the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services;” for “the Capitol Guide Service;”.
Par. (5). Pub. L. 110–279, which directed substitution of “or the Botanic Garden” for “, the Botanic Garden, or the Senate Restaurant”, was executed by making the substitution for “, the Botanic Garden, or the Senate Restaurants” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Par. (9)(D). Pub. L. 110–437, § 422(b)(2), substituted “the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services,” for “the Capitol Guide Board,”.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Pub. L. 110–437, title IV, § 422(d),Oct. 20, 2008, 122 Stat. 4997, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and sections
1341 of this title and section
2107 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, and repealing section
2166 of this title] shall take effect on the transfer date [first day of first pay period (applicable to employees transferred under section
2241 of this title) on or after 30 days after Oct. 20, 2008, see section
2261 of this title].”
Amendment by Pub. L. 110–279effective July 17, 2008, and applicable to remainder of fiscal year in which enacted and each fiscal year thereafter, see section
2051(i) of this title.
Section 1(a) ofPub. L. 104–1provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter, amending sections
1831 of this title, section
6381 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, sections
2617 of Title
29, Labor, and sections
12209 of Title
42, The Public Health and Welfare, repealing sections
1224 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
751 of Title
31, Money and Finance] may be cited as the ‘Congressional Accountability Act of 1995’.”
Construction of 2010 Amendment
Pub. L. 111–145, § 2(a)(5)(B),Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 50, provided that: “Nothing in the amendment made by subparagraph (A) [amending this section] may be construed to affect any procedure initiated under title IV of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 [2 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.] prior to the date of the enactment of this Act [Mar. 4, 2010].”
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