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AN ACT EXTENDING THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE
OF THE UNITED STATES
APRIL 10 TO 30, 1940
Printed for the use of the Committee on Civil Service
EXTENDING CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1940
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D, C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m. in room 249 Senate Office Building, Senator William J. Bulow (chairman) presiding.
Present: Senators Bulow (chairman), George, Byrd, Mead, Downey, Frazier, and Gibson.
Also present: Senator Hatch; Harry B. Mitchell, president, Civil Service Commission; Mrs. Lucille Foster McMillin, member, Civil Service Commission; A. S. Fleming, member, Civil Service Commission; Ismar Baruch, chief of personnel, Classification Division; Kenneth C. Vipond, assistant chief examiner.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. This is a hearing on H. R. 960. I will ask the reporter to put in a copy of the bill as it passed the House, the Civil Service Commission's report on it, and some letters in connection therewith.
(The matter referred to is as follows:)
[H. R. 960, 76tb Cong., 3d sess.)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE 1-EXTENSION OF CIVIL SERVICE ACT
That notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the President is authorized by Executive order to cover into the classified civil service any offices or positions in or under an executive department, independent establishment, or other agency of the Government: Provided, That in the case of any federally owned and controlled corporation organized under the laws of any State, Territory, or possession of the United States (including the Philippine Islands), or the District of Columbia, the President is authorized to direct that such action be taken as will permit appointments to offices or positions in any such corporation to be made in accordance with the civil-service laws, consistently with the laws of any such State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, or with the charter or articles of incorporation of any such corporation: Provided further, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to any positions in or connected with the Work Projects Administration.
SEC. 2. (a) The incumbent of any office or position which is covered into the classified civil service under the provisions of section 1 of this Act shall not thereby acquire a classified civil-service status, except (1) upon recommendation by the head of the agency concerned within one year after such office or position has been covered into the classified civil service, and certification within such period by such head to the Civil Service Commission that such incumbent has served with merit for not less than six months immediately