Executive Order 10080—Enabling Certain Employees of the Federal Government to Acquire a Competitive Civil Service Status
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Civil Service Act (22 Stat. 404) and by section 1753 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
The incumbent in an active duty status of any office or position in the competitive serve of the Federal Government on the date of this order who is without competitive status shall, upon recommendation made within the period of one year from the date of this order by the head of the agency in which he is employed, acquire a competitive civil service status if all of the following conditions are satisfied: (1) That such incumbent was appointed to an office or position in the executive branch of the Federal Government prior to March 16, 1942 (the date on which the War Service Regulations became effective), and has had continuous service with the Federal Government since that date which is creditable for retirement purposes, inclusive of any intervening military service; (2) that if the employment of such incumbent is evaluated under an efficiency rating system his mot recent rating is "Good" or better, and if his employment is not evaluated under an efficiency rating system the head of the agency concerned has certified to the Civil Service Commission that the incumbent has served with merit for sic months or longer immediately prior to the date of such certification; (3) that such person successfully qualifies in such suitable noncompetitive examination as the Civil Service Commission may prescribe; and (4) that such incumbent shall be given only one such noncompetitive examination: Provided, that separation for one year or less due to reduction of force shall not prevent the acquisition of a competitive status hereunder by the present incumbent in an active duty status of an office or position in the competitive service.
The Civil Service Commission shall promulgate regulations to effectuate the purposes of this order.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 30, 1949
Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10080—Enabling Certain Employees of the Federal Government to Acquire a Competitive Civil Service Status Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278814