Executive Order 9678—Amendment of Executive Order No. 8743 of April 23, 1941, Extending the Classified Civil Service
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Civil Service Act (22 Stat. 403, 404), and in order to extend the period of time for applying for the benefits of section 6 of Executive Order No. 8743 of April 23, 1941, entitled "Extending the Classified Civil Service", it is ordered that the said section 6 be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:
"Section 6. Any person who in order to perform active service with the military or naval forces of the United States has left, or leaves, a position (other than a temporary position) which is covered into the classified civil service under section 1 of this order shall be reinstated in the department or agency to the position in which he last served or to a position of like seniority, status, and pay in the same department or agency, and upon reinstatement thereto may acquire a classified civil-service status: Provided, (1) that he has been honorably discharged from the military or naval service, (2) that he makes application for reinstatement within 90 days after termination of his service in the armed forces or of hospitalization continuing after discharge for a period of not more than one year, (3) that the head of the department or agency concerned recommends within one year of his reinstatement that he be permitted to acquire a classified civil-service status and certifies that he has served with merit for at least six months, and (4) that he qualifies in such suitable noncompetitive examination as the Commission may prescribe."
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 14, 1946
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9678—Amendment of Executive Order No. 8743 of April 23, 1941, Extending the Classified Civil Service Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278589