5 U.S. Code § 7322 - Definitions

Status message

There is 1 Update Pending. Select the tab below to view.
For the purpose of this subchapter—
(1) “employee” means any individual, other than the President and the Vice President, employed or holding office in—
(A) an Executive agency other than the Government Accountability Office; or
(B) a position within the competitive service which is not in an Executive agency;
but does not include a member of the uniformed services or an individual employed or holding office in the government of the District of Columbia;
(2) “partisan political office” means any office for which any candidate is nominated or elected as representing a party any of whose candidates for Presidential elector received votes in the last preceding election at which Presidential electors were selected, but shall exclude any office or position within a political party or affiliated organization; and
(3) “political contribution”—
(A) means any gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value, made for any political purpose;
(B) includes any contract, promise, or agreement, express or implied, whether or not legally enforceable, to make a contribution for any political purpose;
(C) includes any payment by any person, other than a candidate or a political party or affiliated organization, of compensation for the personal services of another person which are rendered to any candidate or political party or affiliated organization without charge for any political purpose; and
(D) includes the provision of personal services for any political purpose.


(Added Pub. L. 103–94, § 2(a),Oct. 6, 1993, 107 Stat. 1001; amended Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b),July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 112–230, § 3(e),Dec. 28, 2012, 126 Stat. 1617.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 7322,Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 525, prohibited employees in Executive agencies or competitive service from using official authority or influence to coerce political actions of persons or bodies, prior to the general revision of this subchapter by Pub. L. 103–94.

2012—Par. (1). Pub. L. 112–230, § 3(e)(4), substituted “services or an individual employed or holding office in the government of the District of Columbia;” for “services;” in concluding provisions.
Pub. L. 112–230, § 3(e)(1)–(3), inserted “or” at end of subpar. (A), struck out “or” at end of subpar. (B), and struck out subpar. (C) which read as follows: “the government of the District of Columbia, other than the Mayor or a member of the City Council or the Recorder of Deeds;”.
2004—Par. (1)(A). Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–230effective 30 days after Dec. 28, 2012, see section 5(a) ofPub. L. 112–230, set out as a note under section 1501 of this title.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

5 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 73222012112-230 [Sec.] 3(e)126 Stat. 1617

This is a list of parts within the Code of Federal Regulations for which this US Code section provides rulemaking authority.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.

11 CFR - Federal Elections



LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.