2018 US Code
Title 5 - Government Organization and Employees
Part I - The Agencies Generally
Chapter 3 - Powers
Subchapter I - General Provisions
Sec. 301 - Departmental regulations
|Citation||5 U.S.C. § 301 (2018)|
|Section Name||§301. Departmental regulations|
The words "Executive department" are substituted for "department" as the definition of "department" applicable to this section is coextensive with the definition of "Executive department" in section 101. The words "not inconsistent with law" are omitted as surplusage as a regulation which is inconsistent with law is invalid.
The words "or military department" are inserted to preserve the application of the source law. Before enactment of the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 578), the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force were Executive departments. The National Security Act Amendments of 1949 established the Department of Defense as an Executive Department including the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force as military departments, not as Executive departments. However, the source law for this section, which was in effect in 1949, remained applicable to the Secretaries of the military departments by virtue of section 12(g) of the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 591), which provided:
"All laws, orders, regulations, and other actions relating to the National Military Establishment, the Departments of the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force, or to any officer or activity of such establishment or such departments, shall, except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, have the same effect as if this Act had not been enacted; but, after the effective date of this Act, any such law, order, regulation, or other action which vested functions in or otherwise related to any officer, department, or establishment, shall be deemed to have vested such function in or relate to the officer, or department, executive or military, succeeding the officer, department, or establishment in which such function was vested. For purposes of this subsection the Department of Defense shall be deemed the department succeeding the National Military Establishment, and the military departments of Army, Navy, and Air Force shall be deemed the departments succeeding the Executive Departments of Army, Navy, and Air Force."
This section was part of title IV of the Revised Statutes. The Act of July 26, 1947, ch. 343, §201(d), as added Aug. 10, 1949, ch. 412, §4, 63 Stat. 579 (former 5 U.S.C. 171–1), which provides "Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this Act [National Security Act of 1947], the provisions of title IV of the Revised Statutes as now or hereafter amended shall be applicable to the Department of Defense" is omitted from this title but is not repealed.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT
Pub. L. 114–113, div. N, title III, Dec. 18, 2015, 129 Stat. 2975, provided that:"SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.
"This title may be cited as the 'Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015'."SEC. 302. DEFINITIONS.
"In this title:
"(1) Appropriate congressional committees.—The term 'appropriate congressional committees' means—
"(2) Director.—The term 'Director' means the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
"(3) National initiative for cybersecurity education.—The term 'National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education' means the initiative under the national cybersecurity awareness and education program, as authorized under section 401 of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (15 U.S.C. 7451).
"SEC. 303. NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE MEASUREMENT INITIATIVE.
"(4) Work roles.—The term 'work roles' means a specialized set of tasks and functions requiring specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.
"(a) In General.—The head of each Federal agency shall—
"(1) identify all positions within the agency that require the performance of cybersecurity or other cyber-related functions; and
"(2) assign the corresponding employment code under the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education in accordance with subsection (b).
"(b) Employment Codes.—
"(2) Code assignments.—Not later than 1 year after the date after the procedures are established under paragraph (1)(E), the head of each Federal agency shall complete assignment of the appropriate employment code to each position within the agency with information technology, cybersecurity, or other cyber-related functions.
"(c) Progress Report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall submit a progress report on the implementation of this section to the appropriate congressional committees."SEC. 304. IDENTIFICATION OF CYBER-RELATED WORK ROLES OF CRITICAL NEED.
"(a) In General.—Beginning not later than 1 year after the date on which the employment codes are assigned to employees pursuant to section 303(b)(2), and annually thereafter through 2022, the head of each Federal agency, in consultation with the Director, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall—
"(1) identify information technology, cybersecurity, or other cyber-related work roles of critical need in the agency's workforce; and
"(2) submit a report to the Director that—
"(b) Guidance.—The Director shall provide Federal agencies with timely guidance for identifying information technology, cybersecurity, or other cyber-related roles of critical need, including—
"(1) current information technology, cybersecurity, and other cyber-related roles with acute skill shortages; and
"(2) information technology, cybersecurity, or other cyber-related roles with emerging skill shortages.
"(c) Cybersecurity Needs Report.—Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 18, 2015], the Director, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall—
"(1) identify critical needs for information technology, cybersecurity, or other cyber-related workforce across all Federal agencies; and
"SEC. 305. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE STATUS REPORTS.
"(2) submit a progress report on the implementation of this section to the appropriate congressional committees.
"The Comptroller General of the United States shall—
"(1) analyze and monitor the implementation of sections 303 and 304; and
PLAIN WRITING IN GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
"(2) not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 18, 2015], submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees that describes the status of such implementation."
Pub. L. 111–274, Oct. 13, 2010, 124 Stat. 2861, provided that:"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
"This Act may be cited as the 'Plain Writing Act of 2010'."SEC. 2. PURPOSE.
"The purpose of this Act is to improve the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to the public by promoting clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
"In this Act:
"(1) Agency.—The term 'agency' means an Executive agency, as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code.
"(2) Covered document.—The term 'covered document'—
"SEC. 4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.
"(3) Plain writing.—The term 'plain writing' means writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience.
"(a) Preparation for Implementation of Plain Writing Requirements.—
"(1) In general.—Not later than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 13, 2010], the head of each agency shall—
"(2) Website.—The plain writing section described under paragraph (1)(E) shall—
"(b) Requirement to Use Plain Writing in New Documents.—Beginning not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, each agency shall use plain writing in every covered document of the agency that the agency issues or substantially revises.
"(1) In general.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall develop and issue guidance on implementing the requirements of this section. The Director may designate a lead agency, and may use interagency working groups to assist in developing and issuing the guidance.
"(2) Interim guidance.—Before the issuance of guidance under paragraph (1), agencies may follow the guidance of—
"SEC. 5. REPORTS TO CONGRESS.
"(a) Initial Report.—Not later than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 13, 2010], the head of each agency shall publish on the plain writing section of the agency's website a report that describes the agency plan for compliance with the requirements of this Act.
"(b) Annual Compliance Report.—Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the head of each agency shall publish on the plain writing section of the agency's website a report on agency compliance with the requirements of this Act."SEC. 6. JUDICIAL REVIEW AND ENFORCEABILITY.
"(a) Judicial Review.—There shall be no judicial review of compliance or noncompliance with any provision of this Act.
"(b) Enforceability.—No provision of this Act shall be construed to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any administrative or judicial action."SEC. 7. BUDGETARY EFFECTS OF PAYGO LEGISLATION FOR THIS ACT.
"The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 [2 U.S.C. 931 et seq.], shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled 'Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage."SUPPORT FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title X, §1058(a), (b), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3442, provided that:
"(a) Youth Organization Defined.—In this section, the term 'youth organization' means—
"(1) the Boy Scouts of America;
"(2) the Girl Scouts of the United States of America;
"(3) the Boys Clubs of America;
"(4) the Girls Clubs of America;
"(5) the Young Men's Christian Association;
"(6) the Young Women's Christian Association;
"(7) the Civil Air Patrol;
"(8) the United States Olympic Committee;
"(9) the Special Olympics;
"(10) Campfire USA;
"(11) the Young Marines;
"(12) the Naval Sea Cadets Corps;
"(13) 4–H Clubs;
"(14) the Police Athletic League;
"(15) Big Brothers—Big Sisters of America;
"(16) National Guard Challenge Program; and
"(17) any other organization designated by the President as an organization that is primarily intended to—
"(b) Support for Youth Organizations.—
"(1) Continuation of support.—No Federal law (including any rule, regulation, directive, instruction, or order) shall be construed to limit any Federal agency from providing any form of support for a youth organization (including the Boy Scouts of America or any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America) that would result in that Federal agency providing less support to that youth organization (or any similar organization chartered under the chapter of title 36, United States Code, relating to that youth organization) than was provided during the preceding fiscal year to that youth organization. This paragraph shall be subject to the availability of appropriations.
"(2) Youth organizations that cease to exist.—Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any youth organization that ceases to exist.
"(3) Waivers.—The head of a Federal agency may waive the application of paragraph (1) to a youth organization with respect to each conviction or investigation described under subparagraph (A) or (B) for a period of not more than two fiscal years if—
"(4) Types of support.—Support described in paragraph (1) includes—
Pub. L. 109–148, div. A, title VIII, §8126(b), Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2728, which contained provisions substantially similar to those in Pub. L. 109–163, §1058(a), (b), set out above, was repealed by Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title X, §1071(f)(3), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2402.MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Pub. L. 108–458, title VII, §7211(a)–(d), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3825–3827, provided that:
"(a) Definition.—In this section [enacting this note and repealing provisions set out as a note below], the term 'birth certificate' means a certificate of birth—
"(1) for an individual (regardless of where born)—
"(b) Standards for Acceptance by Federal Agencies.—
"(1) In general.—Beginning 2 years after the promulgation of minimum standards under paragraph (3), no Federal agency may accept a birth certificate for any official purpose unless the certificate conforms to such standards.
"(2) State certification.—
"(3) Minimum standards.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 17, 2004], the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall by regulation establish minimum standards for birth certificates for use by Federal agencies for official purposes that—
"(4) Consultation with government agencies.—In promulgating the standards required under paragraph (3), the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall consult with—
"(5) Extension of effective date.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services may extend the date specified under paragraph (1) for up to 2 years for birth certificates issued by a State if the Secretary determines that the State made reasonable efforts to comply with the date under paragraph (1) but was unable to do so.
"(c) Grants to States.—
"(1) Assistance in meeting federal standards.—
"(2) Assistance in matching birth and death records.—
"(d) Authorization of Appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2009 such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section."IMPROVEMENTS IN IDENTIFICATION-RELATED DOCUMENTS
Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title VI, §656, Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–716, as amended by Pub. L. 106–69, title III, §355, Oct. 9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1027, which related to standards for acceptance of birth certificates by Federal agencies for any official purpose, required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to States for assistance in meeting Federal standards and in matching birth and death records and for demonstration projects, and required the Secretary to submit a report to the Congress on ways to reduce the fraudulent obtaining and use of birth certificates, was repealed by Pub. L. 108–458, title VII, §7211(e), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3827.MODIFICATION OR CANCELLATION OF CERTAIN LICENSE AGREEMENTS GRANTED TO GOVERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II
Act Aug. 16, 1950, ch. 716, 64 Stat. 448, provided that: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the head of any department or other agency in the executive branch of the Government which subsequent to September 9, 1939, entered into any contract or agreement with the holder of any privately owned patent or any right thereunder whereby such holder granted to the United States, without payment of royalty or with reduction or limitation of royalty, any license under such patent or right, is authorized, upon application of the grantor of such license, to enter into such supplemental contract or agreement for the cancellation of the contract or agreement by which such license was granted as the head of such department or agency shall deem to be warranted by equities existing by reason of changes in circumstances occurring since the granting of such license."EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
Establishment of equal employment opportunity programs by heads of Executive departments and agencies, see Ex. Ord. No. 11246, Sept. 24, 1965, 30 F.R. 12319 and Ex. Ord. No. 11478, Aug. 8, 1969, 34 F.R. 12985, set out as notes under section 2000e of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
|Publication Title||United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES|
|Category||Bills and Statutes|
|Collection||United States Code|
|SuDoc Class Number||Y 1.2/5:|
|Contained Within||Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
PART I - THE AGENCIES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 3 - POWERS
SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 301 - Departmental regulations
|Laws In Effect As Of Date||January 14, 2019|
|Statutes at Large References||63 Stat. 578, 579, 591
64 Stat. 448
72 Stat. 547
80 Stat. 379
110 Stat. 3009-716
113 Stat. 1027
118 Stat. 3825-3827, 3827
119 Stat. 2728, 3442
120 Stat. 2402
124 Stat. 2861
129 Stat. 2975
|Public Law References||Public Law 85-619, Public Law 89-554, Public Law 104-208, Public Law 106-69, Public Law 108-458, Public Law 109-148, Public Law 109-163, Public Law 109-364, Public Law 111-274, Public Law 114-113|