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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 19, 1948
  EXECUTIVE ORDER 9961
DIRECTING THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION TO MAKE DETERMINATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OF PERSONS WHO LEFT THE FEDERAL SERVICE TO SERVE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE MERCHANT MARINE

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 1753 of the Revised Statutes of the United States and the Civil Service Act of January 16, 1883 (22 Stat. 403), and as President of the United States, it is ordered that the last sentence of section 01.2(c) of Executive Order No. 9830 of February 24, 1947, (1) entitled "Amending the Civil Service Rules and Providing for Federal Personnel Administration," be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:

"The Commission shall also determine the applicability, in general and in specific cases, of the reemployment provisions of (1) section 8 of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 890) as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 308), to persons who left the Federal service to serve in the armed forces of the United States, and (2) section 2 of the act of June 23, 1943, 57 Stat. 162, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 1472), to persons who left the Federal Service to serve in the merchant marine; and the Commission may issue such regulations or instructions as it may deem necessary or appropriate for carrying out the said reemployment provisions."

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 19, 1948