Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–610.51. Policy; scope.

(a) An Executive Service is established to ensure that the executive management of the District of Columbia government is responsive to the needs of the citizens and the goals of the government. Persons serving in the Executive Service shall assist the Mayor in advancing program responsibilities of the District government.

(b) The Mayor shall nominate persons to serve as subordinate agency heads in the Executive Service pursuant to § 1-523.01. Individuals appointed to the Executive Service, other than the Chief Procurement Officer, shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

(c) The compensation and benefits system for the Executive Service is designed to attract and retain the highest caliber public administrators, who shall be accountable for the effective and efficient management of subordinate agencies.

(d) Except as otherwise provided by law, the provisions of this subchapter shall apply to persons appointed by the Mayor to serve as Chief of Police and Fire Chief.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 1051; as added June 10, 1998, D.C. Law 12-124, § 101(m), 45 DCR 2464; May 13, 2008, D.C. Law 17-154, § 2, 55 DCR 3678.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-611.51.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-523.01, § 2-1383, § 2-1431.03, § 5-105.01, § 5-402, § 5-1402, § 5-1501.03, § 7-761.06, and § 34-801.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-154, in the section name line, inserted “; policy”; and added subsec. (d).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2 of Director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Salary Approval Temporary Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Law 21-122, June 17, 2016, 63 DCR 6864).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of § 101(m) of D.C. Law 12-124: Section 401(c) of D.C. Law 12-124, as amended by § 60 of D.C. Law 12-264, provided that § 101(h), (l), (m), (n), (o)(2) through (5), (q), (r), (t), (u), (w), and (y) of the act shall apply as of October 21, 1998.

Construction of Law

Construction of Law 12-124

Section 301 of D.C. Law 12-124 provided that nothing in the act shall be construed as superseding the provisions of the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, approved August 5, 1997 (Public Law 105-33; 111 Stat. 712), except that § 47-395.4(b)(3) is expressly superseded. Further, nothing in the act shall be construed as superseding the provisions of § 47-391.1 et seq. or of § 164 of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1998, approved November 19, 1997 (Public Law 105-100; 111 Stat. 2160).