5 CFR 534.601 - Coverage.
(a) This subpart implements 5 U.S.C. 5372b and applies to administrative appeals judge positions, the duties of which are not classifiable above GS-15 under 5 U.S.C. 5108 and which primarily involve reviewing decisions of administrative law judges appointed under 5 U.S.C. 3105 and rendering final administrative decisions.
(b) This subpart does not apply to -
(1) Senior-level positions classified above GS-15 pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5108;
(2) Scientific or professional positions established under 5 U.S.C. 3104;
(6) Positions in agencies that are excluded from chapter 51 of title 5, United States Code, by section 5102(a) or 5102(c) or other provision of law.