DefinitionsFor purposes of this chapter—
the term “Administration” means the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
the term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
(3) the term “critical need” means a specific and important safety, management, engineering, science, research, or operations requirement of the Administration’s mission that the Administration is unable to fulfill because the Administration lacks the appropriate employees because—
of the inability to fill positions; or
employees do not possess the requisite skills;
the term “employee” means an individual employed in or under the Administration;
the term “workforce plan” means the plan required under section 9802(a);
(6) the term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—
the Committees on Government Reform, Science, and Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and
the Committees on Governmental Affairs, Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Appropriations of the Senate;
the term “redesignation bonus” means a bonus under section 9804 paid to an individual described in subsection (a)(2) thereof;
the term “supervisor” has the meaning given such term by section 7103(a)(10); and
the term “management official” has the meaning given such term by section 7103(a)(11).
Change of Name
Committee on Government Reform of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of House of Representatives and Committee on Science of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Science and Technology of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007. Committee on Science and Technology of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.
Committee on Governmental Affairs of Senate changed to Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of Senate, effective Jan. 4, 2005, by Senate Resolution No. 445, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Oct. 9, 2004.
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