5 USC 5721 - Definitions

For the purpose of this subchapter
(1) agency means
(A) an Executive agency;
(B) a military department;
(C) a court of the United States;

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(D) the Administrative Office of the United States Courts;
(E) the Library of Congress;
(F) the Botanic Garden;
(G) the Architect of the Capitol;
(H) the Government Printing Office; and
(I) the government of the District of Columbia;

but does not include a Government controlled corporation;

(2) employee means an individual employed in or under an agency;
(3) continental United States means the several States and the District of Columbia, but does not include Alaska or Hawaii;
(4) Government means the government of the United States and the government of the District of Columbia;
(5) appropriation includes funds made available by statute under section 9104 of title 31;

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(6) United States means the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the territories and possessions of the United States, and the areas and installations in the Republic of Panama that are made available to the United States pursuant to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 and related agreements (as described in section 3(a) of the Panama Canal Act of 1979); and
(7) Foreign Service of the United States means the Foreign Service as constituted under the Foreign Service Act of 1980.