Executive Order 2758

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Civil-service rule 7, section 2, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"2. Certification for appointment in the departments or independent offices at Washington shall be so made as to maintain, as nearly as the conditions of good administration will warrant, the apportionment of appointments among the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia upon the basis of population; Provided, That appointments to the following positions shall not be so apportioned.
"In all departments and offices: Apprentice, cabinetmaker, carpenter, electric lineman, electric wireman, electrician's helper, engraver, gardener, messenger boy, messenger girl, painter, plumber, plumber's helper, skilled laborer (female), student, and telephone operator.
"In the Government Printing Office, Mail Equipment Shops, local offices in the District of Columbia, field service of the military staff departments, and at Army headquarters: All positions.
"In the Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Operative, plate printer, printer's assistant, and skilled helper.
"In the office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department: Operative for the audit of accounts and vouchers of the Postal Service by means of labor-saving devices."


Civil-service rule 11, section 6, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"6. Messenger boys, messenger girls, and operatives in the office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department for the audit of accounts and vouchers of the Postal Service by means of labor-saving devices, appointed without regard to the apportionment, shall not be promoted or transferred to apportioned positions whether they are residents of States or Territories which are entitled to appointments to apportioned positions or not, and said operatives shall not be assigned to other work."
Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 

The White House,

November 22, 1917.


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