Executive Order 8423—AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2(b) OF CIVIL SERVICE RULE VII
EXECUTIVE ORDER 8423
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2(b) OF CIVIL SERVICE RULE VII
May 28, 1940
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Civil Service Act (22 Stat. 403) and by section 1753 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (U.S.C., title 5, sec. 631), it is ordered that the first sentence of the first paragraph of section 2(b) of Civil Service Rule VII be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:
"(b) Selections. The nominating or appointing officer shall make selections for the first vacancy from not more than the highest three persons certified, or from the register, with sole reference to merit and fitness, unless objection shall be made and sustained by the Commission, to one or more of the persons certified, for any of the reasons stated in Rule V, section 3, or in the case of positions in Federal agencies concerned in preparedness and the national defense program, for such other reasons as may be approved by the Commission."
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 28, 1940.
Exec. Order No. 8423, 5 FR 2099, 1940 WL 3572 (Pres.)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8423—AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2(b) OF CIVIL SERVICE RULE VII Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/210288