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Executive Order 953

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The regulations governing the employment of unskilled laborers in federal offices outside of Washington, D. C., are hereby amended, viz:


  1. By adding a new regulation, to be numbered VI, and to read as follows:

    VI.—Demotions, Transfers, And Extensions Of Temporary Service.

    Section 1. The Civil Service Commission shall have authority to authorize:

    (a) The demotion of any person from the classified service to the position of mere unskilled laborer, and the appointment of such person, in consequence of such demotion, upon his passing the required physical examination, to the position of mere unskilled laborer; a statement of duties in every case to be attached to the application of the department for such demotion, showing the duties of the person proposed to be demoted in the old and new position.
    (b) The transfer of any mere unskilled laborer from any office or bureau to another, provided that such unskilled laborer is in good standing and has had at least six months' experience, and the qualifications in the new position are the same as those in the old.
    (c) The temporary appointment of a mere unskilled laborer for a period to exceed thirty days in cases of great and evident necessity.


  2. By adding to the concluding sentence of section 3, Regulation IV, the words "except as provided in Regulation VI hereof." The amended section will read:
    Sec. 3. When a demand for appointment or employment arises which can not be met in the manner provided in section 1, a person whose name is either not on the register or not in turn for certification may be appointed temporarily; but such appointment shall continue only during the continuance, in the judgment of the commission, of the conditions which necessitated it, and no such persons shall be thus employed more than thirty days in any period of twelve months, except as provided in Regulation VI hereof.
Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

October 21, 1908.


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