Executive Order 5153—Amendment of Civil Service Rule IX Pertaining to Reinstatement
Clause (a) section 1, Civil Service Rule IX, Reinstatement, is amended to read as follows:
(a) Unless otherwise provided hereinafter a person may be reinstated only to the department or independent Government establishment from which separated and upon requisition made within one year from the date of his separation. In its discretion the Commission may after absolute appointment allow reinstatement in any part of the classified service, and it may also authorize waiver of the one-year limit herein prescribed, under the following time limitations: two years where service has been two years but less than three years; three years where service has been three years but less than four years; four years where service has been four years but less than five years; and without time limit where service has been five years or more; Provided, that the applicant for reinstatement who has been separated more than five years is otherwise eligible as set forth under the conditions of the Executive Order of June 2, 1920; and Provided, further, that he can qualify under an appropriate noncompetitive examination.
The White House,
July 9, 1929.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5153—Amendment of Civil Service Rule IX Pertaining to Reinstatement Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360852