OPM has published amendments to its regulations to establish that an employee's same-sex domestic partner qualifies, and should be treated as, a family member for purposes of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment based on overseas employment, as provided in section 315.608 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. See 5 CFR 315.608(e), published electronically at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=4dec5addb94f826760b699f451609d6a&rgn=div8&view=text&node=5:18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124&idno=5.
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