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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
UNITED STATES SENATE
A BILL EXTENDING THE CLASSIFIED EXECUTIVE CIVIL
SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES
FEBRUARY 7, 1935
Printed for th
use of the Committee on Civil Service
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE
W.J. BULOW, South Dakota, Chairman KENNETH MCKELLAR, Tennessee
WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia
ERNEST W. GIBSON. Vermont M. M. LOGAN, Kentucky
LYNN J. FRAZIER, North Dakota M. M. NEELY, West Virginia WILLIAM H. DIETERICH, Illinois HARRY FLOOD BYRD, Virginia
SUBCOMMITTEE ON S. 564
M. M. LOGAN, Chairman WILLIAM H. DIETERICH
WALLACE H. WEITE, JR.
EXTENDING CLASSIFIED EXECUTIVE CIVIL SERVICE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1935
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met pursuant to call at 10 a. m., in the committee room, Senate Office Building, Senator Logan presiding.
Present, Senators Logan (chairman), Dieterich, and White.
The committee had under consideration S. 564 which is here printed in full as follows:
[S. 564, 74th Cong., 1st sess. A BILL Extending the classified executive civil service of the United States Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) with the exception of such positions as the President may exempt by Executive order, and with the exception of positions subject to confirmation by the United States Senate, all positions in the executive civil service which are not now subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act and rules are placed in the classified service of the United States within the meaning of the Act of March 27, 1922 (42 Stat. 470).
(b) Among the agencies which are affected by this statute shall be included any corporation created under authority of an Act of Congress which is controlled or owned by the United States Government, whether or not the employees thereof are paid from funds appropriated by Congress.
(c) The incumbents of the positions affected by this statute who are in the service on its effective date may acquire a classified status only upon recommendation by the head of the appropriate agency subject to noncompetitive test of fitness by the Civil Service Commission under regulations to be promulgated by the President of the United States.
I understand, Mr. Mitchell, you were to make a statement about this matter.
You are the President of the Civil Service Commission? What do you call it, “President" or "Chairman"?
STATEMENT OF H. B. MITCHELL, CHAIRMAN OF THE CIVIL
Mr. MITCHELL. Mr. Chairman, they call it "Chairman"; I do not know why, but that is what they claim to be the official title.
Senator LOGAN. If you will be kind enough to make any comments that you may desire about the provisions of the bill and any suggestions as to change, why, the subcommittee will appreciate it, Mr. Mitchell.
Mr. MITCHELL. We have here prepared, Senator, some data concerning the Civil Service as a whole, which might be useful to your committee. That is a review of the numbers and an estimate of the numbers that would be covered by this bill.