Executive Order 2734—Suspending Civil Service Rules in Training Camp Activities
Civilian employees of the Commissions on Training Camp Activities may be appointed without regard to the requirements of the Civil Service rules.
The staffs of employees of the Commissions on Training Camp Activities, heretofore paid from private funds, are to be taken into the service of the War and Navy Departments and paid from Government appropriations, and it is desired that the established organizations be continued. In the opinion of the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy, it is impracticable to secure qualified employees for this work by competitive examination.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 15, 1917.
Woodrow Wilson, Executive Order 2734—Suspending Civil Service Rules in Training Camp Activities Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/275582