5 U.S. Code § 2103 - The excepted service
(a) For the purpose of this title, the “excepted service” consists of those civil service positions which are not in the competitive service or the Senior Executive Service.
Source(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 408; Pub. L. 95–454, title IV, § 401(c),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1154.)
Historical and Revision Notes
The section is supplied for convenience. The “excepted service” has come to mean all employees not in the competitive service, for whatever reason.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454inserted reference to Senior Executive Service.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment