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Employed directly with the US Postal Service, US Postal Rate Commission, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), or the Library of Congress. Employed with a government other than the United States or the following US territories: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, and Republic of the Marshall Islands or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Someone who serves in the armed forces such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Employed with an organization based on land reserved as a permanent tribal homeland under a US treaty, Executive Order, Federal Statute or Administrative Action. Employed by a business or company awarded a contract to provide a service or product to the federal government. 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