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SPECIAL DEPARTMENTAL RULE.

RULE NO. 1.

In addition to the exceptions from examination made by Departmental Rule II, clause 3, the following exceptions to examinations for the classified departmental service are hereby made, viz: 1. In the Department of State: Lithographer. 2. In the Department of the Treasury:

In the office of the Secretary: Government actuary, inspector of furniture, clerk

in the office of the disbursing clerk, custodian of dies, rolls, and plates at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, two subcustodians, keeper of the vault and distributer of stock, foreman of laborers, skilled laborers, elevator con

ductors, foremen of cabinet-shop and cabinet-makers. In the office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Bond clerk. In the office of the Supervising Architect: Supervising Architect, assistant

and chief clerk, confidential clerk to Supervising Architect, and photog

rapher. In the Bureau of the Mint: Assayer, examiner, computer of bullion, and

adjuster of accounts. In the Bureau of Navigation: Clerk of class 4, acting as deputy commissioner. In the office of Construction of Standard Weights and Measures: Adjuster and

mechanician. In the Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Chief of the bureau, assistant chief

of bureau, engravers and plate-printers, plate-cleaners, transferers, hardeners,

provers, pressmen, machinists, plumbers, carpenters, and blacksmiihs. In the Coast and Geodetic Survey: Superintendent, confidential clerk to Super

intendent, clerk to act as confidential clerk and cashier to the disbursing officer, the normal or field force, assistant in charge of office and topography, general office assistant, confidential clerk to assistant in charge of office and topography, engravers and contract engravers, electrotypist and photographer, electrotypist's helper, apprentice to electrotypist and photo

grapher, copper-plate printers, plate printers' helpers, and mechanicians. In the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue: Superintendent of

stamp vault. In the Life-Saving Service: Topographer and hydrographer.

In the Bureau of Statistics : One confidential clerk to the chief of the bureau. 3. In the Department of Interior:

In the office of the Secretary: Superintendent of documents, clerk of class 3 as

custodian, clerk to sign land patents, and telephone operators. In the office of the Assistant Attorney-General: Law clerks, one at $2,750 per

annum, one at $2,500 per annum, one at $2,250 per annum, thirteen at $2,000

per annum, and one reporter of land decisions at $2,250 per annum. In the Patent Office: Financial clerk, examiner of interferences, and two law

clerks. In the General Land Office: Two law clerks, two law examiners, clerk of class

4 acting as receiving clerk, and ten principal examiners of land claims and

contests. In the Bureau of Pensions: Assistant chief clerk, medical referee, assistant

medical referee, and law clerk. In the Bureau of Indian Affairs : Principal bookkeeper. In the office of the Commissioner of Railroads: Railroad engineer. In the Bureau of Education: Collector and compiler of statistics and statis.

tician.

In the Geological Survey: General assistant, executive officer, photographer,

editor, all scientific employés of the Geological Survey officially designated as follows: Chief geologist, geologist, assistant geologist, chief paleontologist, paleontologist, assistant paleontologist, chief photographer, chief chemist, chemist, assistant chemist, chief physicist, physicist, assistant physicist, chief geographer, geographer, assistant geographer, chief topographer, topographer, assistant topographer, chief hydrographer, hydrographer, assistant hydrographer, supervising engineer, engineer, assistant engineer, paleontologic draftsmen, chief mechanician, mechanician, assistant mechanician,

assistant hydraulic engineer, chief engraver, six engravers, map-printer. 4. In the Department of the Navy:

In the Hydrographic Office: Engravers, copper-plate printers, printers' appren

tices. 5. In the Department of Justice:

Assistant attorneys, pardon clerk, and two law clerks. 6. In the Department of Agriculture:

In the office of the Secretary: Private secretary to the chief clerk, superintend

ent of grounds, and Chief of the Division of Statistics; assistant chief of each of the following divisions: Of botany, of chemistry, of entomology, of forestry, of statistics, of economic ornithology and mammalogy, of pomology, of microscopy, of vegetable pathology, of records and editing; the director of experiment stations, the assistant director, and the private secretary to the director; one artist in the Division of Illustration and Engraving; clerk to act

as appointment clerk, and one property clerk. In the Weather Bureau: The assistant chief of the Bureau, the three professors

of meteorology of highest grade, executive officer, superintendent of telegraph

lines, and one property clerk. In the Bureau of Animal Industry: Chief of the Bureau, assistant chief, private

secretary to chief. Scientific or professional experts to be employed in investigations specially

authorized by Congress, but not to include any persons regularly employed in that department, nor any persons whose duties are not scientific or professional, and who are not experts in the particular line of scientific or profes

sional inquiry in which they are to be employed.

Wood engravers. 7. In the Post-Office Department:

Assistant Attorney-General, confidential clork to the Assistant Attorney-Gen

eral, law clerk, agents and employés at postal-note, postage-stamp, postalcard, and envelope agencies, assistant superintendent of free delivery, and

stenographer as confidential clerk to the chief post-office inspector, 8. In the Department of Labor:

Statistical experts and temporary experts. 9. In the Commission of Fish and Fisheries :

Ichthyologist and editor, one scientific assistant, captains, officers, ships' writers

and crews on vessels of the Commission, and pilots. Scientific or professional experts to be temporarily employed in investigations

authorized by Congress, but not to include any persons regularly employed in that Commission, nor any persons whose duties are not scientific or professional and who are not experts in the particular line of scientific inquiry in which

they are to be employed. 10. In all the Departments :

Bookbinders and elevator conductors.

CUSTOMS RULES.

CUSTOMS RULE I.

1. The classified customs service shall include the officers, clerks, and other persons in the several customs districts classified under the provisions of section 6 of the act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States, approved January 16, 1883.

2. When the officers, clerks, and other persons in any customs district number as many as fifty any existing classification of the customs service made by the Secretary of the Treasury under section 6 of the act of January 16, 1883, shall apply thereto; and thereafter the commission shall provide examinations to test the fitness of persons to fill vacancies in said customs district; and these rules shall be in force therein. Every revision of the classification of any customs office, under section 6 of the act above mentioned, and every inclusion within the classified customs service of a customs district, shall be reported to the President.

CUSTOMS RULE II.

1. To test fitness for admission to the classified customs service examinations shall be provided as follows:

Clerk examination.*-This examination shall not include more than the following subjects:

(a) Orthography, (6) Copying. (c) Penmanship. (d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules, fractions, percentage, interest, and discount. (e) Elements of bookkeeping and of accounts. (f) Elements of English language. (9) Letter-writing. (h) Elements of geography, history, and government of the United States.

Law clerk examination.—This examination shall not include more than the following subjects:

(a) Orthography. (b) Copying. (c) Penmanship. (d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules, fractions, percentage, interest, and discount. (e) Elements of the English language. (f) Letter-writing. (9) Law questions.

Day inspector examination.—This examination shall not include more than the following subjects:

(a) Orthography.
(b) Copying.
(c) Penmanship.
(d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules, fractions, and percentage.
(e) Elements of the English language.
(f) Geography of America and Europe.

Inspectre88 examination.—This examination shall not include more than the follow ing subjects:

(a) Orthography.
(6) Copying.
(c) Penmanship.
(d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules.
(e) Geography of America and Europe.

*Store-keepers shall be classed as clerks, and vacancies in that class shall be filled by assignment.

Night inspector, messenger, assistant weigher and opener-and-packer examination. This examination shall not include more than the following subjects:

(a) Orthography,
(6) Copying.
(c) Penmanship.
(d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules.

Gauger examination. This examination shall not include more than the following subjects:

(a) Orthography.
(b) Copying
(c) Penmanship.
(a) Arithmetic: Practical questions.
(e) Theoretical questions.
(f) Practical tests.

Examiner examination.—This examination shall not include more than the follow. ing subjects:

(a) Orthography.
(6) Copying.
(c) Penmanship.
(d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules, fractions, percentage, and discount.
(e) Elements of the English language.
(f) Practical questions.
(9) Practical tests.

Sampler examination.—This examination shall not include more than the following subjects:

(a) Orthography.
(b) Copying.
(c) Penmanship.
(d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules.
(e) Practical questions.
() Practical tests.

Other competitive examination8.-Such other competitive examinations as the commission may from time to time determine to be necessary in testing fitness for other places in the classified customs service.

Non-competitive examinations.-Such examinations may, with the approval of the commission, be held under conditions stated in General Rule III, clause 2.

2. Any person not under twenty-one years of age may be examined for any place in the customs service, to test fitness for which an examination is prescribed; and any person not under twenty years of age may be examined for clerk or messenger.

3. A person desiring examination for admission to the classified customs service must make request, in his own handwriting, for a blank form of application, which request, and also his application, shall be addressed as directed by the Commission.

4. The date of reception and also of approval by the board of each of such applications shall be noted on the application paper.

5. Exceptions from examination in the classified customs service are hereby made as follows:

(a) Deputy collectors, who do not also act as inspectors, examiners, or clerks. (6) Cashier of the collector. (c) Assistant cashier of the collector. (d) Auditor of the collector. (e) Chief acting disbursing officer. (f) Deputy naval officers. (9) Deputy surveyors. (h) One private secretary or one confidential clerk of each nominating officer.

6. No person appointed to a place under any exception to examination hereby made shall, within one year after appointment, be trausferred from such place to another

place not also excepted from examination; but a person who has served not less than one year in an examination-excepted place may be transferred in the customs office in which he is serving to a place not excepted from examination: Provided, That before any such transfer may be made the Commission must certify that the person whom it is proposed to so transfer has passed an examination to test fitness for the place proposed to be filled by such transfer.

CUSTOMS RULE III.

1. The papers of every examination shall be marked under direction of the Commission, and each competitor shall be graded on a scale of 100, according to the general average determined by the marks made by the examiners on his papers.

2. The Commission shall appoint in each classified customs district a board of examiners, which shall

(a) Conduct all examinations held to test fitness for admission to or promotion in the classified service of the customs district in which the board is located.

(6) Mark the papers of such exam ations, unless otherwise directed, as provided for by General Rule III, clause 12.

(c) Conduct such examinations for the classified departmental service and the classified railway mail service as the Commission may direct.

3. The papers of an examination having been marked, the board of examiners shall ascertain

(a) The name of every competitor who has, under section 1754 of the Revised Statutes, claim of preference in civil appointments, and who has attained a general average of not less than 65 per cent.; and all such competitors are hereby declared eligible to the class or place to test fitness for which the examination was held.

(b) The name of every other competitor who has attained a general average of not less than 70 per cent.; and all such applicants are hereby declared eligible to the class or place to test fitness for which the examination was held.

4. The names of all preference-claiming competitors whose general average is not less than 65 per cent., together with the names of all other competitors whose general average is not less than 70 per cent., shall be entered upon the register of persons eligible to the class or place to test fitness for which the examination was held. The names of male and of female eligibles shall be listed separately. When two or more eligibles are of the same grade, preference in certification shall be determined by the order in which their application papers were filed.

5. Immediately after the general averages in an examination shall have been ascertained each competitor shall be notified that he has passed or has failed to pass.

6. If a competitor fail to pass, he may, with the consent of the board, approved by the Commission, be allowed re-examination at any time within six months from the date of failure, without filing a new application. But a competitor failing to pass, desiring to take again the same examination, must, if not allowed re-examination within six months from the date of failure, make, in due form, a new application therefor,

7. No person who has passed an examination shall, while eligible on the register supplied by such examination, be re-examined, unless he shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Commission that at the time of his examination he was, because of illness or for other good cause, incapable of doing himself justice in said examination.

8. The term of eligibility to appointments in the classified customs service shall be one year from the day on which the name of the eligible is entered on the register,

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