Agency [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 31.2 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle A -- Office of the Secretary, Department of Education; Part 31 -- Salary Offset for Federal Employees who are Indebted to the United States Under Programs Administered by the Secretary of Education], the term agency means--

“(1) An Executive agency as defined in 5 U.S.C. 105, including the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Rate Commission;

(2) A military department as defined in 5 U.S.C. 102;

(3) An agency or court in the judicial branch, including a court as defined in 28 U.S.C. 610, the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation;

(4) An agency of the legislative branch, including the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives; and

(5) Any other independent establishment that is an entity of the Federal Government.”