U. S. Office of Personnel Management
Glossary of Terms
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- Bureau of the Budget:
- A federal agency name previously allocated to the agency now known as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
- Central Personnel Data File (CPDF)
- The CPDF is an automated information system containing individual records for most
Federal civilian employees. The systems primary objective is to provide a readily
accessible primary data source for meeting the workforce information needs of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM),
other central management agencies, the White House, the Congress, and the public. It
relieves participating agencies of providing separate input or reports to meet a variety
of OPM reporting requirements. The information is covered by the Privacy Act of 1974.
The CPDF covers all Federal civilian employees of the Executive Branch, with the
exception of those in the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency,
Defense Imagery and Mapping Agency, Federal Reserve System (Board of
Governors), National Security Agency, Office of the Vice President, Postal Rate
Commission, Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Postal Service and White House
Office. U.S. employees who are non-U.S. citizens working in foreign countries, most
non-appropriated fund personnel, commissioned officers in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Commerce and
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and all employees of the Judicial Branch are also excluded. Legislative Branch
coverage is limited to the Government Printing Office, U.S. Tax Court and several
- The Code of Federal Regulations contains the text of public regulations issued by the agencies of the Federal government.
The Code of Federal Regulations is the official, subject matter order, compilation of the Federal regulations of a general applicability and legal effect, that are currently in force. In accordance with section 1510(d) of title 44 of the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations is compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register of the National Archives and Records Administration. The Code is divided into 50 titles by subject matter. Each title is divided into sections. Sections within a title may be grouped together as subtitles, chapters, subchapters, parts, subparts, or divisions. Titles may also have appendices which may be divided into sections, rules and/or forms.
The Code of Federal Regulations does not include statutes enacted by Congress, decisions of the Federal courts, or treaties.
- Civil Service Commission (CSC):
- While the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is officially the successor agency to the "old" Civil Service Commission (CSC), the agency now known as the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the federal agency that ultimately inherited the responsibilities directed to the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission by President Kennedy's 1961 memorandum pertaining to the oversight and coordination of Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) and Federal Executive Associations (FEAs).
- The Office of Personnel Management was created as an independent establishment by Reorganization Plan Number 2 (5 U.S.C. appended) effective January 1, 1979, pursuant to Executive Order 12107 of December 28, 1978. Many of the functions of the former United States Civil Service Commission were transferred to this new agency. The duties and authority are specified in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 1101).
- The United States Code contains the text of current public laws enacted by Congress. The United States Code is the official, subject matter order, compilation of the Federal laws of a general and permanent nature that are currently in force. In accordance with section 285b of title 2 of the U.S. Code, the Code is compiled and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. The Code is divided into 50 titles by subject matter. Each title is divided into sections. Sections within a title may be grouped together as subtitles, chapters, subchapters, parts, subparts, or divisions. Titles may also have appendices which may be divided into sections, rules and/or forms.
The U.S. Code does not include regulations issued by executive branch agencies, decisions of the federal courts, or treaties. Regulations issued by executive branch agencies are available in the Code of Federal Regulations. Proposed regulations and regulations adopted so recently that they are not yet in the Code of Federal Regulations, may be found in the Federal Register. Some of the decisions of the Federal courts (particularly recent decisions) are available through the Federal Court Decisions and Rules page of the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library. A collection of treaties is available through the Treaties and International Law page of the House of Representatives Internet Law Library.
Laws enacted by state legislatures are not included in the U.S. Code. All of the states, however, do publish their statutes in collections similar to the U.S. Code.
- Monthly Report of Federal Civilian Employment
- Standard Form 113-A, Monthly Report of Federal Civilian Employment, collects
monthly summary data about Federal civilian employment, payroll and turn-over.
Employment data is as of the last calendar day of the month or as of the
end of the pay period closest and prior to the end of the month. Payroll and
turnover data reflect the report month covered.
- Included are Federal civilian officers and employees in or under the U.S.
Government (including Government-owned or controlled corporations) who
are paid salaries, wages, or fees for personal service they render. The Central
Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Imagery and Mapping
Agency, and Defense Intelligence Agency are exempted by law. Most non-appropriated
fund employees of the District of Columbia government are not
- The National Partnership Council was established by President Clinton on October 1, 1993, with the issuance of Executive Order 12871, Labor-Management Partnerships. The Council's primary responsibilities are to support and promote labor-management partnerships; collect and disseminate information about partnership efforts with emphasis on results achieved; provide guidance on partnerships; and advise the President on the state of labor-management relations in the Federal Government.
The Council encourages and supports labor-management partnership efforts by issuing guidance to agencies and unions on the formation of partnership councils, training and facilitation. Also, the Council spreads the word about partnership at public meetings, which are usually held monthly, either in the Washington, DC metropolitan area or in another region of the country where there are significant numbers of Federal managers and employees.
The National Partnership Council currently comprises representatives from the three largest unions representing Federal employees; the Public Employee Department of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); seven representatives from Federal agencies, including two from neutral agencies; and one elected office holder from each of the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association.
Updated 28 April 1997