Executive Order 715
When transfers or promotions are properly applied for and are otherwise permissible, the Civil Service Commission is hereby authorized, in its discretion, looking to the good of the public service only, to waive requirements for examination and to substitute for such examination so waived such other tests of fitness and capacity as the Commission may decide.
In each case where such waiver is made the reasons therefor shall be stated at length by the Commission and made matter of record in its minutes.
The White House,
- November 22, 1907.