Executive Order 5609—Civil-Service Status for Former Employees of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Now Employees of the Veterans' Administration
Whereas section 4(6) of the act of July 3, 1930, authorizing the President to consolidate and coordinate governmental activities affecting war veterans, provides:
"Such of the personnel as are not inmates of any of the branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers may, by Executive order, be given a civil- service status in accordance with the laws relating thereto upon such terms and conditions as the President may direct . . .
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by said law, I hereby direct that employees of the Bureau of National Homes of the Veterans' Administration, who are not inmates, be included, with their positions, in the classified civil service upon receipt by the Civil Service Commission of general certification by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs that such employees are both capable and efficient, classification to be effective July 1, 1931, except employees whose duties ordinarily would not place them in the classified service, such as chefs, cooks, and bakers, attendants (including kitchen helpers, barbers, matrons, housekeepers, maids, laundry helpers, seamstresses, orderlies, waiters, and waitresses), whose appointments will be under Schedule A of the civil-service rules and regulations, and unskilled laborers: Provided, That those employees appointed within 60 days preceding July 1, 1931, shall not be classified unless appointed in accordance with the civil-service law and rules.
The White House,
April 23, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5609—Civil-Service Status for Former Employees of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Now Employees of the Veterans' Administration Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361220