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Inapplicability of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act’s Reporting Requirements When PAS Officers Serve Under Statutory Holdover Provisions


There is no “vacancy” within the meaning of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 when a presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed officer continues to hold a position under a statutory holdover provision. Therefore, the holdover service is not reportable under the Act.

Updated July 9, 2014