Executive Order 10556—Authorizing Regulations for the Permanent Promotion and Reassignment of Federal Employees
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Civil Service Act (22 Stat. 403) and by section 1753 of the Revised Statutes (5 U.S.C. 631), and in effectuation of the purposes of section 1310 of the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (65 Stat. 757), as amended, it is ordered as follows:
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 (b) of Executive Order No. 10180 of November 13, 1950, and to the extent consistent with law, the Civil Service Commission, with respect to positions in the competitive service, and the heads of executive departments and agencies, with respect to positions excepted from the competitive service, are hereby authorized to issue regulations or instructions governing the permanency of promotions and reassignments of permanent employees.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 1, 1954.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Executive Order 10556—Authorizing Regulations for the Permanent Promotion and Reassignment of Federal Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/235482