5 U.S. Code § 2103. The excepted service
For the purpose of this title, the “excepted service” consists of those civil service positions which are not in the competitive service or the Senior Executive Service.
As used in other Acts of Congress, “unclassified civil service” or “unclassified service” means the “excepted service”.
Historical and Revision Notes
The section is supplied for convenience. The “excepted service” has come to mean all employees not in the competitive service, for whatever reason.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454 inserted reference to Senior Executive Service.