Executive Order 7711 Appointing the Administrator of the Unemployment Census.
By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act of August 30, 1937 (Public No. 409, 75th Congress), providing for a census of partial employment, unemployment, and occupations, I hereby designate as Administrator thereof John D. Biggets and delegate to him the following functions and duties:
1. The Administrator, as the administering agency, is authorized and directed to conduct the said census and upon completion thereof to issue a report of findings.
2. The Administrator is authorized to appoint, as temporary employees, and fix the compensation, without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, of such officers, agents, and other personnel, and to make such other expenditures as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of said act of August 30, 1937, including purchase of materials, supplies, and office equipment, newspapers, periodicals and press clippings, printing and binding, communication services, travel, rent at the seat of Government and elsewhere, contract stenographic reporting services, special messenger service, mimeographing and other duplicating services, rental or purchase of machines and labor saving devices.
To meet the expenses of conducting the said census, allocations will be made, pursuant to the provisions of section 3 of the said act of August 30, 1937, in a total amount not exceeding $5,000,000 from the appropriation contained in the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1937.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7711 Appointing the Administrator of the Unemployment Census. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208757