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Amendment to Departmental Rule VII.


Section 2 is hereby amended as follows: At the end of the section, after the word "law," add the following proviso:

Provided, That appointments to positions at pension agencies shall not be charged to the apportionment.

The section as amended will read as follows:

  1. Certifications hereunder shall be made in such a manner as to maintain, as nearly as possible, the apportionment of appointments among the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia as required by law: Provided, That appointments to positions at pension agencies shall not be charged to the apportionment.


Section 3, paragraph 2, is hereby amended as follows: On the second line, after the word "register," insert the following:

Or when certification is made from any register to fill a vacancy at any pension agency.

The paragraph as amended will read:

When certification is made from a supplementary or special register, or the printer's assistant, or page and messenger-boy register, or when certification is made from any register to fill a vacancy at any pension agency, and there are more vacancies than one to be filled, the appointing officer may select from the three names certified more than one.


Section 6 is hereby amended as follows: Strike out the word "And" at the beginning of line 9, and on line 12, after the word "appointment," insert the following proviso:

And provided further, That at each pension agency at the time of the quarterly payment of pensions such temporary appointments may be made as the needs of the service may demand, for a period not to exceed thirty days, which appointments shall not be extended or renewed until the date of the next quarterly payment of pensions.

The section as amended will read:

  1. In case of the occurrence of a vacancy in any department which the public interest requires shall be immediately filled, and which can not be so filled by certification from the eligible registers of the Commission, such vacancy may be filled by temporary appointment outside the civil service until a regular appointment can be made under the provisions of sections 1, 2, and 3 of this rule: Provided, That such temporary appointment shall in no case continue longer than ninety days, and shall expire by limitation at the end of that time: Provided further, That no person shall serve longer than the period herein prescribed in any one year under such temporary appointment. The year limitation in regard to reappointment shall begin to run on the date of the original appointment: And provided further, That at each pension agency at the time of the quarterly payment of pensions such temporary appointments may be made as the needs of the service may demand, for a period not to exceed thirty days, which appointment shall not be extended or renewed until the date of the next quarterly payment of pensions. Every such temporary appointment, and the discontinuance of the same, shall at once be reported to the Commission.


Approved July 15, 1895.

Signature of Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland.


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