5 U.S. Code § 3701 - Definitions

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For purposes of this chapter—
(1) the term “agency” means an Executive agency, but does not include the Government Accountability Office; and
(2) the term “detail” means—
(A) the assignment or loan of an employee of an agency to a private sector organization without a change of position from the agency that employs the individual, or
(B) the assignment or loan of an employee of a private sector organization to an agency without a change of position from the private sector organization that employs the individual,
whichever is appropriate in the context in which such term is used.


(Added Pub. L. 107–347, title II, § 209(c)(1),Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2925; amended Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b),July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814.)

2004—Par. (1). Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
Effective Date

Chapter effective 120 days after Dec. 17, 2002, see section 402(a) ofPub. L. 107–347, set out as a note under section 3601 of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.

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