Executive Order 8423

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Civil Service Act (22 Stat. 403) and by section 1753 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (U.S.C., title 5, sec. 631), it is ordered that the first sentence of the first paragraph of section 2 (b) of Civil Service Rule VII be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:

"(b) Selections.—The nominating or appointing officer shall make selections for the first vacancy from not more than the highest three persons certified, or from the register, with sole reference to merit and fitness, unless objection shall be made and sustained by the Commission, to one or more of the persons certified, for any of the reasons stated in Rule V, section 3, or in the case of positions in Federal agencies concerned in preparedness and the national defense program, for such other reasons as may be approved by the Commission."

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The White House,
May 28, 1940.


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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).