Reviewing official means the General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs or designee who is -
(a) Not subject to supervision by, or required to report to, the investigating official;
(b) Not employed in the organization unit of the Department of Veterans Affairs in which the investigating official is employed; and
(c) Serving in a position for which the rate of basic pay is not less than the minimum rate of basic pay for grade GS-16 under the General Schedule.
38 CFR § 42.2
For the purposes of this part, the following definitions apply: