In this chapter—
(1) the term “agency” means “Executive agency” as such term is defined in section 105 and includes—
the term “appointing authority” means an employee in the executive branch of the Government of the United States that has authority to make appointments to positions in the civil service;
the term “conditional offer” means an offer of employment in a position in the civil service that is conditioned upon the results of a criminal history inquiry;
(4) the term “criminal history record information”—
except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), has the meaning given the term in section 9101(a);
includes any information described in the first sentence of section 9101(a)(2) that has been sealed or expunged pursuant to law; and
the term “suspension” has the meaning given the term in section 7501.