5 U.S.C. § 3330f Government Policy and Supporting Position Data

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023 Edition
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-19 (published on www.congress.gov on 10/06/2023)

(a) DEFINITIONS.-In this section:

(1) AGENCY.-The term "agency" means-

(A) any Executive agency, the United States Postal Service, and the Postal Regulatory Commission;

(B) the Architect of the Capitol, the Government Accountability Office, the Government Publishing Office, and the Library of Congress; and

(C) the Executive Office of the President and any component within that Office (including any successor component), including-

(i) the Council of Economic Advisors;

(ii) the Council on Environmental Quality;

(iii) the National Security Council;

(iv) the Office of the Vice President;

(v) the Office of Policy Development;

(vi) the Office of Administration;

(vii) the Office of Management and Budget;

(viii) the Office of the United States Trade Representative;

(ix) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;

(x) the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and

(xi) the White House Office, including the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

(2) APPOINTEE.-The term "appointee"-

(A) means an individual serving in a policy and supporting position; and

(B) includes an individual serving in such a position temporarily in an acting capacity in accordance with-

(i) sections 3345 through 3349d (commonly referred to as the "Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998");

(ii) any other statutory provision described in section 3347(a)(1); or

(iii) a Presidential appointment described in section 3347(a)(2).

(3) COVERED WEBSITE.-The term "covered website" means the website established and maintained by the Director under subsection (b).

(4) DIRECTOR.-The term "Director" means the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

(5) POLICY AND SUPPORTING POSITION.-The term "policy and supporting position"-

(A) means any position at an agency, as determined by the Director, that, but for this section and section 2(b)(3) of the PLUM Act of 2022, would be included in the publication entitled "United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions", (commonly referred to as the "Plum Book"); and

(B) may include-

(i) a position on any level of the Executive Schedule under subchapter II of chapter 53, or another position with an equivalent rate of pay;

(ii) a general position (as defined in section 3132(a)(9)) in the Senior Executive service;

(iii) a position in the Senior Foreign Service;

(iv) a position of a confidential or policy-determining character under schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation; and

(v) any other position classified at or above level GS-14 of the General Schedule (or equivalent) that is excepted from the competitive service by law because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties.

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