“Government Official” Meaning
A government official is defined as an official who has held a civil office in government with or without being elected. This includes both people who have been appointed to serve or are part of civil service.
The term includes any elected or appointed government official (e.g., a member of a ministry of health); agency, or enterprise performing a governmental function; any employee or person acting for or on behalf of a government official, any political party officer, employee, or person acting for or on behalf of a political party or candidate for public office; any employee or person acting for or on behalf of a public international organization; all government employees and employees of state-owned enterprises; or any person otherwise categorized as a government official under local law; where “government” is meant to include all levels and subdivisions of governments (i.e., local, regional, or national and administrative, legislative, or executive), it can also include the following : Official or employee of any Government, or any agency, ministry or department of a Government (at any level), any person acting in an official capacity for a Government regardless of rank or position, official or employee of a company wholly or partially controlled by a Government (for example, a state-owned oil company), but excluding Employees seconded to such companies, a political party or any official of a political party, candidate for political office, officer or employee of a public international organization, such as the United Nations or the World Bank, immediate family member (meaning a spouse, dependent child, parent or household member) of any of the above.
In the United States there are more than 60 subcategories of Government Official including but not limited to: United States government personnel by presidential administration, African-American government officials, American diplomats, American government officials convicted of crimes, Clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States, Employees of the United States Congress, Administrators of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States federal executive department officials, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission members, United States National Science Foundation officials, United States government people by war, United States Secret Service agents, United States presidential advisors, United States Secret Service agents, United States Indian agents, Indian American government officials,People of the United States intelligence agencies, International Trade Commission personnel, People of the Interstate Commerce Commission, there are also 3 categories of women government officials: Women government ministers, Women civil servants, Women officials of the Roman Curia.