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§ 3401.
For the purpose of this chapter—
“agency” means—
an Executive agency;
a military department;
an agency in the judicial branch;
the Library of Congress;
the Botanic Garden; and
the Office of the Architect of the Capitol; but does not include—
a Government controlled corporation;
the Tennessee Valley Authority;
the Virgin Islands Corporation;
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice;
the Central Intelligence Agency; and
the National Security Agency, Department of Defense; and
“part-time career employment” means part-time employment of 16 to 32 hours a week (or 32 to 64 hours during a biweekly pay period in the case of a flexible or compressed work schedule under subchapter II of chapter 61 of this title) under a schedule consisting of an equal or varied number of hours per day, whether in a position which would be part-time without regard to this section or one established to allow job-sharing or comparable arrangements, but does not include employment on a temporary or intermittent basis.
(Added Pub. L. 95–437, § 3(a), Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1056, § 3391; renumbered § 3401 and amended Pub. L. 95–454, title IX, § 906(c)(1)(B), (2)(A), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1226; Pub. L. 97–221, § 3, July 23, 1982, 96 Stat. 233; Pub. L. 97–468, title VI, § 615(b)(1)(B), Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2578; Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(15), Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1347; Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXV, § 3548(a)(1), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2868.)
cite as: 5 USC 3401