political appointee

(4) Definition of political appointee .— For purposes of this subsection, the term “political appointee” means any individual who— (A) is employed in a position listed in sections 5312 through 5316 of title 5 (relating to the Executive Schedule); (B) is a limited term appointee, limited emergency appointee, or noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive Service, as defined under paragraphs (5), (6), and (7), respectively, of section 3132(a) of title 5 ; or (C) is employed in a position in the executive branch of the Government of a confidential or policy-determining character under schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations .


49 USC § 106(f)(4)

Scoping language

For purposes of this subsection
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