5 U.S. Code § 5541. Definitions
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Statutes and
Statutes at Large
5 U.S.C. 901(a), (d), (e).
5 U.S.C. 902 (less clause (1) and last sentence of (a)).
5 U.S.C. 2358(a) (as applicable to the
The section is revised as a definition section. The provisions of former section 901(d) are omitted as unnecessary because the sections referred to state their application and there is no need to restate the application here.
In paragraph (1), the terms “Executive agency” and “military department” are substituted for the references in former section 901(a) and (e) to the executive branch, including Government-owned or controlled corporations, and the General Accounting Office in view of the definitions in sections 105 and 102.
In paragraph (2)(iii), the words “chapter 15 of title 31, District of Columbia Code” are substituted for the reference in former section 902(a)(4) to “the Teachers Salary Act of June 4, 1924, as amended” on authority of the provisions contained therein. Enumeration of the individuals to which the provisions apply are added.
In paragraph (2)(iv), the provisions of former section 902(a)(5) and (b)(6) are combined.
In paragraph (2)(iv), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (xi), and (xii), the reference to former section 947 is omitted as that section was repealed by the Act of Sept. 12, 1950, ch. 946, § 301(85), 64 Stat. 843.
In paragraph (2)(xii), the reference to former section 946 is omitted as unnecessary since that section is not carried into this subchapter. The words “Panama Canal Company” are substituted for “Panama Railroad Company” on authority of the Act of Sept. 2, 1950, ch. 1049, § 2(a)(2), 64 Stat. 1038.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
Section 1291(a) of title 50, appendix, referred to in par. (2)(C)(ix), is section 1(a) of act Mar. 24, 1943, ch. 26, 57 Stat. 45, which was classified to section 1291(a) of the former Appendix to Title 50, War and National Defense, prior to editorial reclassification as section 4701(a) of Title 50.
2010—Par. (2)(iv)(II). Pub. L. 111–282 struck out “a member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division,” before “a member of the United States Park Police”.
2008—Par. (2)(xi). Pub. L. 110–181 substituted “section 5544 or 5550b” for “section 5544”.
1992—Par. (3). Pub. L. 102–378 added par. (3).
1990—Par. (2)(iv). Pub. L. 101–509 amended cl. (iv) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iv) read as follows: “a member of the Metropolitan Police, the Fire Department of the District of Columbia, the United States Park Police, or the Executive Protective Service;”.
1988—Par. (2)(xvii). Pub. L. 100–325 added cl. (xvii).
Par. (2)(xv). Pub. L. 96–465 substituted “a member of the Senior Foreign Service” for “a ‘Foreign Service information officer’ as provided for by the first section of the Act entitled ‘An Act to promote the foreign policy of the United States by strengthening and improving the Foreign Service personnel system of the International Communication Agency through establishment of a Foreign Service Information Officer Corps’, approved August 20, 1968”.
1979—Par. (2)(xii). Pub. L. 96–70 substituted “Commission” for “Company”.
1978—Par. (2)(xvi). Pub. L. 95–454 added cl. (xvi).
1977—Par. (2)(xiv), (xv). Pub. L. 95–105 added cls. (xiv) and (xv).
1975—Par. (2)(iv). Pub. L. 94–183 substituted “Executive Protective Service” for “White House Police”.
1972—Par. (2)(xi). Pub. L. 92–392 substituted “pay” for “basic pay” and provided for determination of pay under subchapter IV of chapter 53 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 102–378 effective as of first day of first applicable pay period beginning on or after Oct. 2, 1992, see section 9(b)(9) of Pub. L. 102–378, set out as a note under section 6303 of this title.
Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title IV, § 411(b)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1469, provided that:
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–465 effective Feb. 15, 1981, except as otherwise provided, see section 2403 of Pub. L. 96–465, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3901 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
Amendment by Pub. L. 95–454 effective 9 months after Oct. 13, 1978, and congressional review of provisions of sections 401 through 412 of Pub. L. 95–454, see section 415 of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3131 of this title.
Section 412(a)(2) of Pub. L. 95–105 provided that:
Amendment by Pub. L. 92–392 effective on first day of first applicable pay period beginning on or after 90th day after Aug. 19, 1972, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 92–392, set out as an Effective Date note under section 5341 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 91–375 effective within 1 year after Aug. 12, 1970, on date established therefor by Board of Governors of United States Postal Service and published by it in Federal Register, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91–375, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 39, Postal Service.
Environmental Science Services Administration in Department of Commerce, including offices of Administrator and Deputy Administrator thereof, abolished by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090, set out in the Appendix to this title, which created National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Department of Commerce and transferred personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of funds of Environmental Science Services Administration to such newly created National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Components of Environmental Science Services Administration thus transferred included Weather Bureau [now National Weather Service], Coast and Geodetic Survey [now National Ocean Survey], Environmental Data Service, National Environmental Satellite Center, and ESSA Research Laboratories.
Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(1) [title I, § 115], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–21, provided that:
Pub. L. 100–690, title VI, § 6401, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4370, as amended by Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title IV, § 408(c)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1468, provided that:
 So in original. Probably should be “sections”.
 See References in Text note below.