Executive Order 3031
By virtue of the authority vested in me I do hereby establish the following Executive Order for the Canal Zone:
Employees of The Panama Canal or Panama Railroad Company who have entered the Military or Naval service of the United States or Service overseas directly connected with the present war, including those who resigned to enter any of such services and failed to do so only because of the cessation of hostilities or on account of physical disability, and who were promised that they would be reinstated in the same or like positions within a period of ninety days after their honorable discharge from such service or within a period of 120 days after their resignation from The Panama Canal or Panama Railroad Company if unable to enter such service, shall, upon return to duty with The Panama Canal or Panama Railroad Company within the periods designated, be credited with leave at the rate of 1/12th of the year's allowance of leave, for each full month served prior to their separation from the service of The Panama Canal or Panama Railroad Company, where the loss of such leave resulted from the employee's separation from that service for the purposes named.
The White House,
- January 25, 1919.