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degree of centralization in the General Services Administration to be attained in the performance of the functions involved. When these studies and surveys have been completed and after consulting with the interested agencies, the Administrator shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to implement the determinations resulting from such studies and surveys.

2. After consultation with the Bureau of the Budget and other Executive agencies, and also with the General Accounting Office in respect of such matters as may be appropriate, including matters affecting its functions under sections 205 (b) and 206 (c) of the Act, and at the earliest possible date, the Administrator of General Services shall establish such standards, prescribe such regulations, and prepare and issue such manuals and procedures as may be necessary to guide all Executive agencies in ascertaining whether their operations in the field of property and records management are efficient and economical as well as consistent with established Government policies.

3. In accordance with directives to be issued by the Administrator of General Services, each Executive agency shall promptly institute surveys to determine excess personal property and that portion of excess real property, including unimproved property, under their control which might be suitable for office, storage, and related facilities, and shall promptly report to the Administrator as soon as each survey is completed.

4. Each Executive agency shall carefully plan and schedule its requirements

for supplies, equipment, materials and all other personal property in order that necessary stocks may be maintained at minimum levels and high-cost small-lot purchasing avoided.

5. Under section 201 (c) of the Act, Executive agencies are permitted to apply exchange allowances and proceeds of sale in payment of property acquired. The Administrator shall promptly prescribe regulations specifying the extent to which Executive agencies may exercise this authority, and pending the issuance of such regulations, no Executive agency shall exercise this authority except to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with the provisions of, statutes in force prior to the taking effect of this Act.

6. Section 502 (d) of the Act provides that certain programs and functions now being carried on by various Executive agencies shall not be impaired or affected by the provisions of the Act. However, the attention of these agencies is called specifically to the purposes of this legislation and they shall, insofar as practicable, procure, utilize and dispose of property in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the regulations issued thereunder in order that the greatest overall efficiency and economy may be effected. These same agencies shall also cooperate with the Administrator of General Services in the making of surveys of property and property management practices and in the establishment of inventory levels as provided in section 206 (a) (1) and (2) of the Act.

HARRY S. TRUMAN

1950

LETTER OF JUNE 17, 1950

(COOPERATION OF DEPARTMENTS AND

AGENCIES WITH SENATE SPECIAL CRIME

INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE] To the Heads of All Executive Depart

ments and Agencies: The Senate Special Crime Investigating Committee has been established to study and investigate whether organized crime utilizes the facilities of interstate commerce or otherwise operates in interstate commerce in furtherance of any transactions which are in violation of the law of the United States or of the State in which the transactions occur. I strongly favor the objectives of the

Committee and I am hopeful that its work will produce constructive recommendations and results.

It is my desire that the Executive branch of the Government cooperate with the Committee to the fullest possible extent. I therefore request that all departments and agencies give Chairman Kefauver and his committee the fullest cooperation and assistance consistent with the orderly performance of the work and duties of the departments and agencies and subject only to jurisdictional and appropriation limitations.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,

June 17, 1950.

1951

LETTER OF JANUARY 26, 1951 Specifically, each agency shall provide

such cooperation and assistance, conso[COOPERATION WITH ECONOMIC

nant with law, as it can, of the following STABILIZATION AGENCY)

types: To the Heads of Executive Departments 1. Assignment of personnel in Washand Agencies:

ington, D. C., and in regional and field It is imperative that the economic offices on a reimbursable loan basis for stabilization orders issued today receive temporary period. as agreed upon in inthe fullest possible support by business dividual cases, including and industry and by the people of the (a) Personnel qualified in investiganation. The initial success of these or- tion, intelligence, and enforcement duties ders in accomplishing their purposes for and functions, and the supervision and the good of all will require sacrifice and administration thereof, except that, in a high degree of self-restraint. The Fed

view of the responsibility of the Federal eral Government must be prepared to do

Bureau of Investigation in the field of everything in its power to insure equi

internal security, no agents shall be astable and just administration of these

signed without the consent of the Atorders and to obtain full compliance with

torney General. them.

(b) Personnel qualified in the study Until such time as the Economic Sta- and analysis of costs, prices, wages, workbilization Agency can recruit and train ing conditions, and other economic and the staff it will need, all departments and social data relating thereto. agencies should make whatever contri- 2. Furnishing any available reports, bution they can to assure the success of information, or other data concerning our efforts to stabilize prices and wages. costs of production, distribution and It is understood that essential work now transportation, prices and price trends, programmed may have to be postponed profits, and wages and wage trends. temporarily. Therefore, as President of

3. Providing such other services, inthe United States and pursuant to the

formation, and facilities as may be

appropriate. authority vested in me by the Constitu

In many cases rapid implementation tion and statutes, including section 403

of this program will require early notifiof the Defense Production Act of 1950, I

cation of field offices and establishments, call upon each agency to make its re

by you, of arrangements whereby these sources in staff, and knowledge and offices and establishments can be most experience available to the Economic effective in providing assistance. Stabilization Agency, including the Office of Price Stabilization and the Wage

HARRY S. TRUMAN Stabilization Board, to the extent re- THE WHITE HOUSE, quested by the Director of Defense

January 26, 1951. Mobilization.

1952 LETTER OF DECEMBER 10, 1952 I am hereby modifying that Order to

provide that the report of the Board [DATE OF REPORT OF BOARD OF INQUIRY TO

shall be submitted to me on or before REPORT ON A LABOR DISPUTE AFFECTING

December 11, 1952. THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF

Very sincerely yours,
ATOMIC ENERGY FACILITIES)

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 10, 1952.

Mr. Abraham J. Harris,
DEAR MR. HARRIS:

Chairman, By the terms of Executive Order Board of Inquiry under Executive Order 10417 I provided for the Board of which 10417, you are Chairman to report to me in ac- c/o Federal Mediation and Conciliation cordance with the provisions of Section Service, 206 of the Labor Management Relations Washington, D. C. Act, 1947, on or before December 10, 1952.

1 Supra.

SUBCHAPTER C-REORGANIZATION PLANS

1949

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF

1949 Prepared by the President and Trans

mitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress Assembled, June 20, 1949, Pursuant to the Provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, Approved June 20, 1949 *

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SECTION 1. Bureau of Employment Security. The Bureau of Employment Security of the Federal Security Agency, including the United States Employment Service and the Unemployment Insurance Service, together with the functions thereof, is transferred as an organizational entity to the Department of Labor. The functions of the Federal Security Administrator with respect to employment services, unemployment compensation, and the Bureau of Employment Security, together with his functions under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (as amended, and as affected by the provisions of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1946, 60 Stat. 1095, 26 U.S. C. 1600–1611), are transferred to the Secretary of Labor. The functions transferred by the provisions of this section shall be performed by the Secretary of Labor or, subject to his direction and control, by such officers, agencies, and employees of the Department of Labor as he shall designate.

1 Effective August 20, 1949, under the provisions of section 6 of the act; published pursuant to section 11 of the act (Pub. Law 109, 81st Cong.).

Sec. 2. Veterans' Placement Service Board. The functions of the Veterans' Placement Service Board under Title IV of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 284, as amended; 38 U.S. C. 695-695f) are transferred to and shall be performed by the Secretary of Labor. The functions of the Chairman of the said Veterans' Placement Service Board are transferred to the Secretary of Labor and shall be performed by the Secretary or, subject to his direction and control, by the Chief of the Veterans' Employment Service. The Veterans' Placement Service Board is abolished.

SEC. 3. Federal Advisory Council. The Federal Advisory Council established pursuant to section 11 (a) of the Act of June 6, 1933 (48 Stat. 116, as amended, 29 U. S. C. 49j (a)), is hereby transferred to the Department of Labor and shall, in addition to its duties under the aforesaid Act, advise the Secretary of Labor and the Director of the Bureau of Employment Security with respect to the administration and coordination of the functions transferred by the provisions of this reorganization plan.

SEC. 4. Personnel, records, property, and funds. There are transferred to the Department of Labor, for use in connection with the functions transferred by the provisions of this reorganization plan, the personnel, property, records and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds (available or to be made available) of the Bureau of Employment Security, together with so much as the Director of the Bureau of

the Budget shall determine of other President by and with the advice and personnel, property, records and unex- consent of the Senate, shall perform such pended balances of appropriations, allo- duties as the Postmaster General may cations, and funds (available or to be designate, and shall receive compensamade available) of the Federal Security tion at the rate of $10,330 per annum Agency which relate to functions trans- or such other compensation as may be ferred by the provisions of this reorgani- provided by law for the Assistant Secrezation plan.

taries of Executive departments after the date of transmittal of this reorganization

plan to the Congress. REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 3 OF

SEC. 4. Advisory Board. There is here1949

by established an Advisory Board for the Post Office Department of which the

Postmaster General shall be chairman Prepared by the President and Transmitted to the Senate and the House of

and the Deputy Postmaster General the Representatives in Congress Assem

vice chairman. The Board shall have

seven additional members, representative bled, June 20, 1949, Pursuant to the

of the public, who shall be appointed by Provisions of the Reorganization Act

the President by and with the advice and of 1949, Approved June 20, 1949 1

consent of the Senate. The members so

appointed shall each receive compensaPOST OFFICE DEPARTMENT

tion of $50 per diem when engaged in

duties as members of the Board (includSECTION 1. Functions of the Postmaster

ing travel time to and from their homes General. (a) There are hereby trans

or regular places of business) and reaferred to the Postmaster General the

sonable subsistence and travel expense as functions of all subordinate officers and

determined by the Postmaster General. agencies of the Post Office Department,

The Board shall meet quarterly at the including the functions of each Assistant

seat of the government in the District of Postmaster General, the Purchasing

Columbia, or at such other time and Agent for the Post Office Department, the Comptroller, and the Bureau of Accounts. determine, for the purpose of considering

place as the Postmaster General shall (b) The Postmaster General is hereby

methods and policies for the improveauthorized to delegate to any officer, em

ment of the postal service and shall ployee, or agency of the Post Office De

advise and make recommendations to partment designated by him such of his

the Postmaster General with respect to functions as he deems appropriate.

such methods and policies. SEC. 2. Deputy Postmaster General. There shall be in the Post Office Depart- SEC. 5. Agencies abolished. (a) There ment a Deputy Postmaster General who are hereby abolished the Bureau of Acshall be appointed by the President by counts in the Post Office Department (inand with the advice and consent of the cluding the office of Comptroller) and Senate, shall perform such duties as the the office of Purchasing Agent for the Postmaster General may designate, and Post Office Department. shall receive compensation at the rate of (b) The offices of First Assistant Post$10,330 per annum or such other compen- master General, Second Assistant Postsation as may be provided by law for the master General, Third Assistant PostUnder Secretaries of Executive depart- master General, and Fourth Assistant ments after the date of transmittal of

Postmaster General (5 U. S. C. 363) are this reorganization plan to the Congress.

hereby abolished; but the incumbents SEC. 3. Assistant Postmasters General. thereof immediately prior to the takThere shall be in the Post Office De- ing of effect of the provisions of partment four Assistant Postmasters this reorganization plan shall without General who shall be appointed by the reappointment be the first Assistant

Postmasters General in office under the 1 Effective August 20, 1949, under the pro- provisions of section 3 hereof. visions of section 6 of the act; published pursuant to section 11 of the act (Pub. Law

Sec. 6. Employees, records, property, 109, 81st Cong.).

and funds. The employees now being

employed, and the records and property now being used or held, in connection with any functions transferred by the provisions of this reorganization plan are hereby transferred to such agencies of the Post Office Department as the Postmaster General shall designate. The unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds available or to be made available for use in connection with such functions shall remain so available. REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 4 OF

1949

Prepared by the President and Trans

mitted the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress Assembled, June 20, 1949, Pursuant to the Provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, Approved June 20, 1949 1 EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT The National Security Council and the National Security Resources Board, together with their respective functions, records, property, personnel, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds (available or to be made available), are hereby transferred to the Executive Office of the President. REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 5 OF

1949

and expeditious administration of civil service matters and related affairs, there are hereby transferred to the Chairman, United States Civil Service Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Chairman, who shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the Commission:

(1) the functions of the President of the Commission;

(2) the functions of the Executive Director and Chief Examiner of the Commission and of the Secretary thereof;

(3) the functions of the Commission with respect to the appointment of personnel employed under the Commission: Provided, That employees who are engaged regularly and full time in assisting the Commission in the performance of the functions reserved to it under sections 2 (a) (6) (i) to 2 (a) (6) (vii), inclusive, of this reorganization plan shall be appointed by the Commission; and Provided further, That the regional directors, and the heads of the major administrative units reporting directly to the Chairman or to the Executive Director, shall be appointed by the Chairman only after consultation with the other civil service commissioners;

(4) the functions of the Commission with respect to the direction of employees of the Commission, the supervision of all activities of such employees, the distribution of business among employees and organizational units of the Commission, and the direction of the internal management of the Commission's affairs: Provided, That there are not transferred by the provisions of this section 2 (a) (4) any functions with respect to employees whose appointment remains vested in the Commission under the first proviso of section 2 (a) (3), above;

(5) the functions of the Commission with respect to directing the preparation of the budget estimates and with respect to the use and expendiutre of funds; and

(6) the functions of the Commission with respect to executing, administering and enforcing (A) the civil service rules and regulations of the President of the United States and of the Commission and the laws governing the same, and (B) the other activities of the Commission, including retirement and classification activities: Provided, That there are not transferred by the provisions of this section 2 (a) (6) the functions of the Commission with respect to:

(i) the preparation of suitable rules

Prepared by the President and Trans

mitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress Assembled, June 20, 1949, Pursuant to the Provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, Approved June 20, 1949 1

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION SECTION 1. Chairman, United States Civil Service Commission. The President of the United States shall from time to time designate one of the civil service commissioners constituting the United States Civil Service Commission (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) as the presiding head of the Commission with the title of “Chairman, United States Civil Service Commission."

SEC. 2. Functions of Chairman. (a) In order to facilitate the most effective

1 Effective August 20, 1949, under the provisions of section 6 of the act; published pursuant to section 11 of the act (Pub. Law 109, 81st Cong.).

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