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Executive Order 1153

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The executive order of February 20, 1908, prescribing the procedure to be observed in submitting recommendations affecting the method of appointment in the classified service, will be amended by adding to line 5 after the word "rules" the following:

or proposing any exception to the requirements of said act or rules, or labor regulations, in either the classified or unclassified service:

and by adding to line 16 after the word "Congress" the following:

in which case it shall only be made through or as authorized by the head of the department.


As amended the order will read:

Hereafter the following procedure shall be strictly observed by officers and employees in the executive civil service in submitting any recommendation affecting the method of appointment to any position or class of positions now included or which may be included in the classified service under the operation of the civil-service act or rules, or proposing any exception to the requirements of the said act or rules, or labor regulations, in either the classified or unclassified service:
Every recommendation shall be accompanied by a full statement of the reasons therefor, and, if approved by the head of the proper department or independent bureau, shall be referred to the Civil Service Commission, which body shall submit a report thereon to the President.
No recommendation of the character mentioned shall be submitted by any officer or employee, directly or indirectly, to Congress or to any committee or member of Congress, except in the manner herein provided unless such recommendation shall be called for from such officer or employee by the Senate, the House of Representatives, or the Congress, in which case it shall only be made through or as authorized by the head of the department.
Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

January 12, 1910.


Notes[edit]

Amended:
Revoked by:

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