[USC02] 5 USC 5402: Definitions
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5 USC 5402: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on April 18, 2021

§5402. Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter-

(1) "agency" means an Executive agency under section 105, but does not include the Government Accountability Office;

(2) "employee" includes-

(A) an individual paid under a statutory pay system defined in section 5302(1);

(B) a prevailing rate employee, as defined in section 5342(a)(2); and

(C) 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-

(i) 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;

(ii) a member of the Senior Executive Service paid under subchapter VIII of chapter 53, or an equivalent system;

(iii) an administrative law judge paid under section 5372;

(iv) a contract appeals board member paid under section 5372a;

(v) an administrative appeals judge paid under section 5372b; and

(vi) 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

(3) "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 .)

Editorial Notes

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".