EFFECTIVE DATE — The date on which a personnel
action takes place and on which the employee's official
EOD (ENTRY ON DUTY) — The process by which a person
completes the necessary paperwork and is sworn in as an
EX-SERVICE PERSON — A person who was separated
from active duty performed in peacetime or wartime. (A
person on active duty may be an ex-serviceperson because
of separation from previous active duty.)
EXCEPTED POSITION — A position in the excepted
EXCEPTED SERVICE — Unclassified service, unclassified
Civil Service or positions outside the competitive service
and the senior executive service. Excepted service positions
have been excepted from the requirements of the competitive
service by law.
EXECUTIVE ORDER — A directive issued by the President.
EXPERT — A person with excellent qualifications
and a high degree of attainment in professional, scientific,
technical, or other field. An expert's attainment is such
that he or she usually is regarded as an authority or
as a practitioner of unusual competence and skill by other
persons in the profession, occupation, or activity in
unskilled, semiskilled or skilled manual labor
EXPERT POSITION — A position that cannot be satisfactorily
performed by someone who is not an expert in that field.
EXTENSION — The continuation of a time-limited
appointment (one with an NTE date) up to the maximum time
allowed by the authority under which it was affected.