Who are Covered Federal Officials?
Last Updated: 06/30/2009
Covered legislative branch officials include all Members and staff of Congress.
Covered executive branch officials include the President; Vice-President; employees of the Executive Office of the President; employees working for federal agencies at Level I - V of the Federal Executive Schedule (generally political appointees serving as Assistant Secretaries, Commissioners, etc.) Military Officers at Grade 0-7 or above (generally "one-star" officers such as Brigadier General and above); and any officer or employee in a position of a confidential, policy-advocating character (commonly known as Schedule C political appointees).
If you have any questions about whether any particular official is a covered federal official, please contact the UGA Office of Governmental Relations for assistance.