Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 6200—Administration of the Emergency Conservation Work

July 11, 1933

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress entitled "AN ACT For the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes" approved March 31, 1933 (Public No. 5—73d Congress), and supplementing Executive Order Number 6101, dated April 5, 1933, it is hereby ordered that—

(1) The Director. Under the direction of the President the Director of the Emergency Conservation Work shall have full authority and power to do or cause to be done all things necessary in connection with the operation of the Emergency Conservation Work in carrying out the provisions of the Act of March 31, 1933, and Executive Orders and instructions issued under the authority contained in that Act. Hereafter no obligation will be incurred for the purchase of supplies, materials, or equipment, the cost of which will exceed $2,500, without the prior approval of the Director of Emergency Conservation Work or the official designated by him for that purpose, and no disbursing officer shall be held liable for any payment made under the provisions of the foregoing Act and said Executive Orders, or for the uncollected balance of any overpayment involved.

(2) Welfare of Enrolled Men. The Director of the Emergency Conservation Work, under the direction of the President, shall cause to be procured from the Emergency Conservation Fund and furnish such services; athletic and other supplies, equipment, radios, suitable books for traveling libraries on forestry and other subjects, properly balanced between fiction and nonfiction; newspapers and periodicals; and miscellaneous items as may be necessary for the instruction, recreation, amusement and welfare of the enrolled members of the Emergency Conservation Work.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
July 11, 1933.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6200—Administration of the Emergency Conservation Work Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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