(1) “employee” means— (A) a civil officer or employee in any branch of the Government of the United States, including an officer or employee of an instrumentality wholly owned by the United States; (B) an individual rendering personal service to the United States similar to the service of a civil officer or employee of the United States, without pay or for nominal pay, when a statute authorizes the acceptance or use of the service, or authorizes payment of travel or other expenses of the individual; (C) an individual, other than an independent contractor or an individual employed by an independent contractor, employed on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin in operations conducted under a statute relating to tribal timber and logging operations on that reservation; (D) an individual employed by the government of the District of Columbia; (E) an individual appointed to a position on the office staff of a former President under section 1(b) of the Act of August 25, 1958 ( 72 Stat. 838 ); (F) an individual selected pursuant to chapter 121 of title 28, and serving as a petit or grand juror; and (G) an individual who is a System member of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System during a period of appointment into Federal service pursuant to section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; but does not include— (i) a commissioned officer of the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service; (ii) a commissioned officer of the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service on active duty; (iii) a commissioned officer of the Environmental Science Services Administration; or (iv) a member of the Metropolitan Police or the Fire Department of the District of Columbia who is pensioned or pensionable under sections 521–535 of title 4, District of Columbia Code; and


5 USC § 8101(1)

Scoping language

For the purpose of this subchapter
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