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Executive Order 1363

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Section 6 of civil-service Rule II is hereby amended by prefixing to it the words "except as provided in section 7 of this rule," by inserting the word "but" in lieu of the words "except that," and by striking out the words following the word "commission." As amended section 6 will read as follows:

  1. Except as provided in section 7 of this rule, a person holding a position when it becomes classified and subject to competitive examination shall have all the rights which he would acquire if appointed thereto upon examination under these rules, but he shall not be transferred without first passing the examination provided by the commission.


Sections 7 and 8 of civil-service Rule II are hereby revoked and a new section as follows will be inserted in their place, the subsequent sections of Rule II to be renumbered accordingly:

  1. The Postmaster General shall promptly notify the commission of each order for the advancement of any post office from the third class to the second class, or for the consolidation of any post office with one in which the employees are classified as competitive. On the date of effect of such order these rules shall apply to the positions, officers, and employees of the offices affected in the same manner as they apply to those in offices now classified, and all appointments after an eligible register has been established shall be made by selection from the register; but no officer or employee in any post office shall be classified under the terms of this section who fails to establish to the satisfaction of the Postmaster General his capacity for efficient service in the position held; and if he has been appointed within less than 60 days prior to the application of these rules to such office he shall not be classified without the express consent of the commission. The Postmaster General shall, upon the date he reports the advancement of any post office from the third to the second class, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, notify the commission as to which of the employees in said office he desires to report for classification.


Subdivision VII of schedule A is amended by striking out of paragraph 4 the words "having no city Free Delivery Service," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "of the third and fourth classes;" by striking out paragraph 5, excepting assistant postmasters, and paragraph 8, excepting clerks in charge of stations whose compensation does not exceed $500 per annum; and by renumbering the paragraphs of the subdivision.


As amended Subdivision VII will read as follows:

VII. Post-Office Department.[edit]

  1. The Assistant Attorney General for the Post Office Department.
  2. One private secretary or confidential clerk to the Assistant Attorney General and one to the purchasing agent of the Post Office Department.
  3. One private secretary or confidential clerk to the postmaster, if authorized by the Postmaster General, at each post office where the receipts of the last preceding fiscal year amounted to as much as $350,000.
  4. All employees on star routes and in post offices of the third and fourth classes, other than postmasters of the fourth class, in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
  5. One auditor at the post office in New York City.
  6. Clerks in charge of contract stations, appropriated for as such and so reported.
  7. Chief post-office inspector.
Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

May 26, 1911.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).