E.O. 13197, 66 FR 7853, Jan. 25, 2001, unless otherwise noted.
For purposes of this rule -
(a) 'Agency' means an Executive agency as defined in Rule IX, but does not include a Government corporation or the General Accounting Office; and
(b) 'Merit system principles' means the principles for Federal personnel management that are set forth in section 2301(b) of title 5, United States Code.
The Director of the Office of Personnel Management may require an agency to establish and maintain a system of accountability for merit system principles that
(1) Sets standards for applying the merit system principles,
(2) Measures the agency's effectiveness in meeting these standards, and
(3) Corrects any deficiencies in meeting these standards.
The Office of Personnel Management may review the human resources management programs and practices of any agency and report to the head of the agency and the President on the effectiveness of these programs and practices, including whether they are consistent with the merit system principles.