Executive Order 12300 - Exceptions From the Competitive Service

March 24, 1981

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Sections 3301 and 3302 of Title 5 of the United States Code, and having determined that it is necessary and warrented by conditions of good administration  that certain positions in the Department of Agriculture ought to be excluded from the coverage of Section 2302 of Title 5 of the United State Code, and excepted from the competititve service becasuef of their confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character, in order to ensure their deep involvement in the development and advocacy of Administration proposals and policies and to ensure their effective and vigourous implementation, it is hereby ordered that section 6.8 of Civil Service Rule VI (5 CFR 6.8 ) is amended by adding thereto the following new subsection: "(c) Within the Dpartment of Agriculture, positions in the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service the incumbents of which serve as State Executive Directors and positions in the Farmers Home Administration the incumbernts of which serve as State Directors or State Directors-at-Large shall be listed in Scheule C for all grades of the General Schedule".

Ronald Reagan
The White House
March 23, 1981

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:54 p.m., March 24, 1981] Note: The text of the Executive order was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 24.