5 U.S. Code § 5402 - Definitions

§ 5402.
For the purpose of this chapter—
agency” means an Executive agency under section 105, but does not include the Government Accountability Office;
(2)employee” includes—
an individual paid under a statutory pay system defined in section 5302(1);
a prevailing rate employee, as defined in section 5342(a)(2); and
a category of employees included by the Office of Personnel Management following the review of an agency plan under section 5403(b)(1);
but does not include—
an individual paid at an annual rate of basic pay for a level of the Executive Schedule, under subchapter II of chapter 53, or at a rate provided for one of those levels under another provision of law;
a member of the Senior Executive Service paid under subchapter VIII of chapter 53, or an equivalent system;
an administrative law judge paid under section 5372;
a contract appeals board member paid under section 5372a;
an administrative appeals judge paid under section 5372b; and
an individual in a position which is excepted from the competitive service because of its confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character; and
“Office” means the Office of Personnel Management.
(Added Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title XI, § 1129(a), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1642; amended Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b), July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 5402, added Pub. L. 95–454, title V, § 501, Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1181; amended Pub. L. 98–615, title II, § 201(a), Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3208, related to applicability of chapter, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–89, § 3(a)(1), (c), Sept. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 981, 983, eff. Nov. 1, 1993.


2004—Par. (1). Pub. L. 108–271 substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.


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