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41 U.S. Code § 6701 - Definitions

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In this chapter:
(1) Compensation.—
The term “compensation” means any of the payments or fringe benefits described in section 6703 of this title.
(2) Secretary.—
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor.
(3) Service employee.—The term “service employee”—
means an individual engaged in the performance of a contract made by the Federal Government and not exempted under section 6702(b) of this title, whether negotiated or advertised, the principal purpose of which is to furnish services in the United States;
includes an individual without regard to any contractual relationship alleged to exist between the individual and a contractor or subcontractor; but
does not include an individual employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity, as those terms are defined in part 541 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations.
(4) United states.—The term “United States”—
includes any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the outer Continental Shelf as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. § 1331 et seq.), American Samoa, Guam, Wake Island, and Johnston Island; but
does not include any other territory under the jurisdiction of the United States or any United States base or possession within a foreign country.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Pub. L. 89–286, § 8, Oct. 22, 1965, 79 Stat. 1036; Pub. L. 93–57, § 1, July 6, 1973, 87 Stat. 140; Pub. L. 94–489, § 3, Oct. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 2358.

In paragraph (3), the word “individual” is substituted for “person” because of the definition of “person” in 1:1. The words “contract made by the Federal Government” are substituted for “contract entered into by the United States” for consistency in the revised title. The words “as of July 30, 1976, and any subsequent revision of those regulations” are omitted as obsolete.

In paragraph (4)(A), the words “the outer Continental Shelf” are substituted for “Outer Continental Shelf lands” for consistency with the definition in 43:1331 and for consistency with the more common usage generally found in subchapter III of chapter 29 of title 43. The words “Eniwetok Atoll, Kwajalein Atoll” are omitted because they are part of the Marshall Islands and therefore no longer part of the United States. The words “Canton Island” are omitted because it is part of Kiribati and therefore no longer part of the United States.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, referred to in par. (4)(A), is act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 345, 67 Stat. 462, which is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 1331 et seq.) of chapter 29 of Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1301 of Title 43 and Tables.