Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–608.51. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) “Agency” means any subordinate or independent agency of the District government, but does not include the following entities:

(A) Superior Court or the Court of Appeals;

(B) District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority;

(C) Board of Parole;

(D) Repealed;

(E) Housing Finance Agency;

(F) Pretrial Services Agency;

(G) Public Defender Service;

(H) Water and Sewer Authority;

(I) Washington Convention and Sports Authority;

(J) Housing Authority; or

(K) Any agency or unit thereof excluded by court order from coverage pursuant to this chapter.

(2) "Attorney" means:

(A) Any position which is classified as part of Series 905, except for any position that is occupied by a person whose duties, in whole or in substantial part, consist of hearing cases as an administrative law judge or as an administrative hearing officer; and

(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, a hearing examiner employed by the Office of Employee Appeals.

(3) “Senior Executive Attorney Service position” means:

(A) Any attorney position which is classified above DS-15, or an equivalent position, and in which the employee:

(i) Directs the work of an organizational unit;

(ii) Is held accountable for the success of one or more specific programs or projects;

(iii) Monitors progress toward organizational goals and periodically evaluates and makes appropriate adjustments to these goals;

(iv) Supervises the work of employees other than personal assistants;

(v) Performs important legal policy-making or policy-determining functions; or

(vi) Provides significant leadership in legal counseling or in the trial of cases;

(B) Any attorney who is a Deputy Attorney General, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Special Deputy Attorney General, Senior Counsel to the Attorney General, General Counsel or the equivalent for any agency subordinate to the Mayor, or any other attorney in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia who routinely reports directly to the Attorney General; or

(C) Any attorney who is a General Counsel employed by an independent agency, except attorneys employed by the Chief Financial Officer.