Executive Order 11125—Delegating Authority of the President Under Sections 205 and 208 of Title 18 of the United States Code, Relating to Conflicts of Interest
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. As used in this order, "department" means an executive department, "agency" means an independent agency or establishment or a government corporation and "head of an agency" means, in the case of more than one person, the chairman or comparable member of such agency.
SEC. 2. There is delegated, in accordance with and to the extent prescribed in sections 3 and 4 of this order, the authority of the President under sections 205 and 208(b) of title 18, United States Code, to permit certain actions by an officer or employee of the Government including a special Government employee, for appointment to whose position the President is responsible.
SEC. 3. Insofar as the authority of the President referred to in section 2 extends to any appointee of the President subordinate to or subject to the chairmanship of the head of a department or agency, it is delegated to such department or agency head,
SEC. 4. Insofar as the authority of the President referred to in section 2 extends to an appointee of the President who is within or attached to a department or agency for purposes of administration, it is delegated to the head of such department or agency.
SEC.5. Notwithstanding any provision of the preceding sections to the contrary, this order shall not be deemed to include a delegation of the authority of the President referred to in section 2 insofar as it extends to (a) the head of a department or agency, including an agency in the Executive Office of the President; (b) presidential appointees in the Executive Office of the President who are not subordinate to the head of an agency in that Office; and (c) presidential appointees to committees, boards, commissions or similar groups established by the President.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 29, 1963
John F. Kennedy, Executive Order 11125—Delegating Authority of the President Under Sections 205 and 208 of Title 18 of the United States Code, Relating to Conflicts of Interest Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/236097