Government Employment Status
Government Employment Status
For this first question, please select the name of the country associated with ANY of your "yes" answers below. Choose "ZZ No Country" if you answer "no" to ALL of the questions below.
For all job seekers:
Are any members of your household or business partner(s) employed by (or provide(d) services to) any Government AND during that service have/had any responsibility or involvement in any matter affecting GE?
For those with U.S. government experience only:
Are you now, or have you been within the last year, a member or employee of the US Congress or an employee of a Congressional staff or committee?
Are you now participating, or did you within the last year participate, in any ongoing trade or treaty negotiations on behalf of the US Government?
(1) "Employed or Provide(d) Services to" - includes:
- military (officers, enlisted personnel, and reserve or national guard),
- civil service,
- special government employees,
- advisors, consultants, contractors, subcontractors,
- those assigned or loaned to a Government, and
- those working for national/provincial/state/municipal Governmental entities but not those working for commercial operations owned by a Governmental entity (e.g. state-owned airline).
(2) "Matter" - a specific action focused on the interests of one entity or a discrete identifiable class of entities. Generally includes, but is not limited to, claims, controversies, requests for action, rulings, investigations, recommendations, contracts, task orders, delivery orders, or other subjects that have been under your consideration. Generally does not include adoptions of broad policy or drafting legislation.
(3) "Responsibility or involvement" - means your personal involvement in matters as well as the supervision of matters currently assigned to subordinates.
(4) "Affecting GE" - means that the business or financial interests of any part of GE are involved. Contracts, safety rulings, program duties, funding decisions, audits, investigations, trade issues, claims, export licenses or other permits or approvals, product approvals, quality or inspection responsibilities, and similar issues may affect GE's business or interests. Do not include situations where your sole and exclusive involvement was the operation or servicing of GE products (e.g., operating an aircraft powered by GE engines or servicing a GE turbine).
(5) "Senior U.S. Government Employee" - means for civilians, those:
- employed in a position whose rate of pay is specified in the Executive Schedule;
- employed in a position at a rate of pay payable for Level 1 of the Executive Schedule or employed in a position in the Executive Office of the President at a rate of pay payable for Level II of the Executive Schedule;
- employed in a position whose rate of pay is equal to or greater than 86.5% of the rate of pay for Level II of the Executive Schedule ($142,898 in 2006; $145,320 in 2007);
- appointed by the President to a position under Title 3, Section 105(a)(2) or by the Vice President to a position under Title 3, Section 106(a)(1);
- assigned by a private sector organization to an agency under Title 5, Chapter 37
(6) "0-7 or above" - Flag or general officers, including brigadier generals, rear admirals (lower half) and all grades above.