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Executive Orders
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953

President Harry S. Truman.  Source: Truman Library.

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

The text of executive orders appears in the daily Federal Register as each executive order is signed by the President and received by the Office of the Federal Register. The text of executive orders beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, also appears in the sequential editions of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Tables that are part of the executive orders are not included in this web site, please see the CFR for the tables.


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May 24, 1948
  EXECUTIVE ORDER 9962
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES OR IN ALASKA

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 207 of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1949, approved April 20, 1948 (Public Law 491, 80th Congress), and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered that, until such time as appropriate general regulations are prescribed with respect thereto, the payment of salaries and compensation of persons subject to the provisions of section 207 of the aforesaid act who are employed by the Federal Government outside the continental United States or in Alaska shall be made by the several executive departments, independent establishments, and corporations in accordance with the regulations and practices in effect in their respective organizations immediately prior to April 20, 1948: Provided, however, That in no case shall the rates of pay exceed by more than 25 per centum the rates of pay for the same or similar services of persons employed by the Government in the continental United States: And Provided further, That no such salary or compensation shall exceed the maximum provided by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.

This order shall be effective as of April 20, 1948, and shall be published in the Federal Register.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 24, 1948