5 U.S. Code § 7501 - Definitions

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For the purpose of this subchapter—
(1) “employee” means an individual in the competitive service who is not serving a probationary or trial period under an initial appointment or who has completed 1 year of current continuous employment in the same or similar positions under other than a temporary appointment limited to 1 year or less; and
(2) “suspension” means the placing of an employee, for disciplinary reasons, in a temporary status without duties and pay.


(Added Pub. L. 95–454, title II, § 204(a),Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1134.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 7501,Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 527, related to removal or suspension without pay of an individual in the competitive service and procedures applicable to such removal or suspension, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 95–454, § 204(a).
Effective Date

Subchapter effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 ofPub. L. 95–454, set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note under section 1101 of this title.
Short Title of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–376, § 1,Aug. 17, 1990, 104 Stat. 461, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 4303, 7511, and 7701 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 4303 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Civil Service Due Process Amendments’.”

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