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Acting (law)

In law, when someone is said to be acting in a position it can mean that the position has not yet been formally created, the person is only occupying the position temporarily to ensure continuity, or the person does not have a mandate.

It can also mean that the 'acting' person is temporarily filling and executing the role of a position in case the individual meant to execute the role is incompetent or incapacitated.

Examples of acting positions include:

In the United States, the rules for appointment of acting officials are covered in many cases by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.

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