5 U.S. Code § 3581 - Definitions

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For the purpose of this subchapter—
(1) “agency” means—
(A) an Executive agency;
(B) a military department; and
(C) an employing authority in the legislative branch;
(2) “employee” means an employee in or under an agency;
(3) “international organization” means a public international organization or international-organization preparatory commission in which the Government of the United States participates;
(4) “transfer” means the change of position by an employee from an agency to an international organization; and
(5) “reemployment” means—
(A) the reemployment of an employee under section 3582 (b) of this title; or
(B) the reemployment of a Congressional employee within 90 days from his separation from an international organization;
following a term of employment not extending beyond the period named by the head of the agency at the time of consent to transfer or, in the absence of a named period, not extending beyond the first 5 consecutive years, or any extension thereof, after entering the employ of the international organization.


(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 91–175, pt. V, § 502(b),Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 825; Pub. L. 94–183, § 2(9),Dec. 31, 1975, 89 Stat. 1057.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Derivation U.S. Code Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large
5 U.S.C. 2331. Aug. 28, 1958, Pub. L. 85–795, § 2, 72 Stat. 959.

In paragraphs (1)(A) and (B), the terms “Executive agency” and “military department” are coextensive with and substituted for “any department or agency in the executive branch of the United States Government including independent establishments and Government owned or controlled corporations” in view of the definitions in sections 105 and 102.
In paragraph (2), the word “employee” is substituted for “any civilian appointive officer or employee” in view of the definition of “employee” in section 2105. The words “in or under an agency” are substituted for “in or under the executive or the legislative branch of the United States Government”.
The definition of “Congressional employee” in former section 2331(4) is omitted as unnecessary because the term “Congressional employee”, defined for the purpose of this title in section 2107, is coextensive with the definition in former section 2331(4).
The definition of “Detail” in former section 2331(6) is omitted from this section as inappropriate but is carried into section 3343.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

1975—Subsec. (5)(A). Pub. L. 94–183substituted “3582(b)” for “3582(a)”.
1969—Par. (5). Pub. L. 91–175substituted “the first 5 consecutive years, or any extension thereof, after entering the employ of the international organization” for “the first 3 consecutive years after entering the employ of the international organization”.
Delegation of Authority

Authority of President to extend a transfer of an employee under this section delegated to Secretary of State, see section 3 of Ex. Ord. No. 11552, Aug. 24, 1970, 35 F.R. 13569, set out as a note under section 3584 of this title.

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