Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–515.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter:

(1) The definitions set forth in § 1-603.01, shall apply.

(1A) "Common jurisdiction of residence" means a local jurisdiction in which at least 500 District government employees reside; provided, that the counties commonly known as the "eastern shore of Maryland" may be grouped together as one jurisdiction and all counties in West Virginia may be grouped together as one jurisdiction.

(1B) "DCHR" means the Department of Human Resources.

(1C) "Demographics" means socioeconomic factors such as a District government employee's race, household size, number of dependents, status as a parent of school-aged children, jurisdiction of birth, and household income.

(2) "District government" means the government of the District of Columbia, including:

(A) Any department, agency, or instrumentality of the government of the District;

(B) Any independent agency of the District established under part F of subchapter IV of Chapter 2 of this title;

(C) Any agency, board, or commission established by the Mayor or the Council and any other agency, public authority, or public benefit corporation which has the authority to receive monies directly or indirectly from the District (other than monies received from the sale of goods, the provision of services, or the loaning of funds to the District); and

(D) The Council.

(2A) "Employment information" means:

(A) The agency for which the employee works;

(B) The employee's job title, salary, employment service and grade, occupation, and occupational group;

(C) The employee's status as a full-time, part-time, term, or permanent employee; and

(D) The employee's status as a highly-compensated employee.

(3) "Highly compensated appointee" means an individual appointed to a position in the Career, Educational, or Management Supervisory Service, except for individuals appointed to a position as an employee of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia, for which the starting annual salary is not less than $150,000 or the threshold figure established by the relevant personnel authority pursuant to § 1-515.03(c).

(4) "Jurisdiction of residence" means the city, county, and state, as applicable, in which a District government employee maintains the employee's primary or permanent residence.

(5) "Residency-related policies" includes the preference points for District residents who apply for District government employment and the District residency mandates in §§ 1-515.02 and 1-515.03, respectively, or in other District law.