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master, if not disapproved by the Commission: Provided, That no employé shall be promoted to any grade he could not enter by appointment under the minimum age limitation applied thereto by Postal Rule II, clause 2.

POSTAL RULE VI.

1. Transfers may be made as follows:

(a) From one classified post-office to another; from any classified post-office to the classified railway mail service; and from the classified railway mail service to any classified post-office, upon requisition of the Postmaster-General.

(b) From any classified post-office or from the classified railway mail service to the Post-Office Department, and from the Post-Office Department to any classified postoffice or to the classified railway mail service, upon requisition of the PostmasterGeneral.

2. No person may be transferred, as herein authorized, until the Commission shall have certified to the officer making the transfer requisition that the person whom it is proposed to transfer has passed an examination to test fitness for the place to which he is to be transferred, and that such person has been at least six months next preceding the date of the certificate in the classified railway mail service or in the classified service of the Department or post-office from which the transfer is to be made.

POSTAL RULE VII.

Upon the requisition of a postmaster the board of examiners for his office shall certify for reinstatement, in a grade requiring no higher examination than the one in which he was formerly employed, any person who, within one year next preceding the date of the requisition, has, throngh no delinquency or misconduct, been separated from the classified service in said office: Provided, That certification may be made, subject to the other conditions of this rule, for the reinstatement of any person who served in the military or naval service of the United States, in the late war of the rebellion, and was honorably discharged therefrom, or the widow of any such person, without regard to the length of time he or she has been separated from the service.

POSTAL RULE VIII.

Each postmaster in the classified postal service shall report to the board of exam

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(a) Every probational and every absolute appointment, and every appointment under any exception to examination authorized by Postal Rule II, clause 5, made in his office.

(6) Every refusal to make an absolute appointment in his office, and every refusal or peglect to accept an appointment in the classified service under him.

(c) Every transfer into the classified service under him.

(d) Every separation from the classified service under him, and whether the separation was caused by dismissal, resignation, or death. Places excepted from examination are within the classified service.

(e) Every restoration to the classified service under him of any person who may have been separated therefrom by dismissal or resignation.

SPECIAL POSTAL RULE No. 1.

In addition to the exceptions from examination in the classified postal service made by Postal Rule II, clause 5, the following exception to examination in that service is hereby made:

Printers, employed as such: Provided, That before any person may be employed, under this exception to examination, the Post-Office Department shall inform the Commission of the authority given to employ printers at any post-office, and of the number anthorized to be employed at such office.

RAILWAY MAIL RULES.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE I.

The classified railway mail service shall include all the officers, clerks, and other persons in that service, 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.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE II.

1. To test fitness for admission to the classified railway mail service the following examinations shall be provided :

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

(a) Orthography,
(b) Copying.
(c) Penmanship.
(d) Arithmetic: Fundamental rules, fractions, and percentage.
(e) Letter-writing.

(f) The geography of the United States and especially of the State or railway mail division in which the applicant resides.

(9) The railway systems of the State or railway mail division in which the applicant resides.

(h) Reading addresses.

Other competitive examinations.-Such other competitive examinations as the Commission may from time to time deem necessary.

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

2. No person shall be examined for the railway mail service if under eighteen or over thirty-five years of age, except that any person honorably discharged from the military or naval service of the United States by reason of disability resulting from wounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty, and whose claim of preference under section 1754 of the Revised Statutes has been allowed by the Commission, may be examined without regard to his age.

3. Any person desiring examination for admission to the classified railway mail service must, in his own handwriting, make request for a blank form of application, which request and also his application shall be addressed as follows: “United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C."

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

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

(a) General superintendent.
(b) Assistant general superintendent.
(c) Printers, employed as such.

(d) Clerks employed exclusively as porters in handling mail matter in bulk, in sacks, or pouches, and not otherwise.

(e) Clerks employed exclusively on steam-boats.

(f) Transfer clerks at junction points or stations where not more than two such clerks are employed.

6. No person appointed to a place under any exception to examination hereby made shall, within one year after appointment, be transferred to another place not also excepted from examination; but after service of not less than one year in an examination-excepted place ho may be transferred to a place not excepted from examination, upon the certificate of the Commission that he has passed an examination to test fitness for the place to which his transfer is proposed.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE III.

1. The papers of every examination shall be marked under the 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 railway mail division as many boards of examiners as it may deem necessary for the good of the service and the convenience of applicants: Provided, That there shall be at least one such board in each Territory and not less than two in each State, except that the number may be limited to one each in the States of Rhode Island and Delaware.

3. These boards shall conduct such examination for admission to and promotions in the classified railway mail service, and such examinations for the other branches of the classified service as the Commission may direct. They shall also mark such examination papers as the Commission may direct.

4. Unless otherwise directed by the Commission the papers of examinations for admission to the classified railway mail service shall be marked by the central board.

5. The papers of an examination having been marked, the Commission 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.

(6) 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.

6. 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. 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.

7. There shall be a register of eligibles for each State and Territory, and the names of all the eligibles of any State or Territory shall be entered upon the register for that State or Territory. The eligibles of the District of Columbia shall be entered, according to their election, upon the register of the State of Maryland or upon that of the State of Virginia.

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

9. If a competitor fail to pass, he may, with the consent of the Commission, be allowed a re-examination at any time within six months from the date of failure without filing a new application; but if such re-examination be not allowed within that time he shall not be again examined without making in due form a new application.

10. No eligible shall be allowed re-examination during the term of his eligibility unless he shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Commission that at the time of his examination, because of illness or other good cause, he was incapable of doing himself justice in said examination.

11. The term of eligibility shall be such as the Commission may by regulation determine, but shall not be less than one year from the day on which the name of the eligible is entered upon the register: Provided, That for public and sufficient reasons the Commission shall have authority to extend the term of eligibility of the eligibles on the register of any State or Territory for such period, not exceeding one year, as it may deem necessary, without correspondingly extending the term of the eligibles on the registers of the other States and Territories as to which the same reasons do not exist.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE IV.

1. All vacancies in the classified railway mail service above class 1, unless among the places excepted from examination, shall be filled by promotion, upon such tests of fitness as the Postmaster-General, with the approval of the Commission, may prescribe: Provided, That a vacancy occurring in a State or railway mail division in any grade may be filled by the transfer of a clerk of the same grade from another State or division, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General, with the approval of the Commission, may prescribe, or by re-appointment under the provisions of Railway Mail Rule VI.

2. All vacancies in class 1, unless filled by transfer or re-appointment under Railway Mail Rule VI, shall be filled in the following manner:

(a) The General Superintendent shall, in form and manner to be prescribed by the Commission, request the certification to him of eligibles from a State or Territory in which a vacancy then exists.

(6) The Commission shall certify from the register of the State or Territory in which the vacancy exists the names of the three eligibles thereon baving the highest averages, resident in the counties of said State or 'Territory through or on the borders of which the section of the road passes on which the person to be appointed is to serve, who have not been three times certified: Provided, That if there are not three eligibles resident in said counties, then certification shall be made in like manner from the counties of said State or Territory nearest to the line of said road in which there are three eligibles, or if there are not three eligibles upon the register of said State or Territory, then certification may be made from the register of any adjoining State or Territory: Provided, further, That if upon the register of the State or Territory in which the vacancy exists there are the names of eligibles having a claim of preference under section 1754, Revised Statutes, the names of such eligibles shall be certified before the names of other eligibles of higher grade: Provided, further, That on a line on which the service does not require the full time of a clerk, and one can be employed jointly with the railroad company, the appointment may be made without examination and certification with the consent of the Commission upon a statement of the facts by the General Superintendent; but no clerk so appointed shall be eligible for transfer or appointment to any other place in the service.

(c) The name of an eligible shall not be certified more than three times.

3. Of the three names certified to the General Superintendent one shall be selected and designated for appointment, and more than one may be if there be more than one vacancy existing at the time.

4. Each person designated for appointment shall be notified, and upon reporting to the proper officer shall be appointed for a probational period of six months, at the end of which period, if his conduct and capacity be satisfactory, he shall be absolutely appointed; but if his conduct and capacity be not satisfactory he shall be so notified, and such notice shall be his discharge from the service.

5. The General Superintendent, with the approval of the Postmaster-General, shall prescribe regulations under which each probationer shall be observed and tested and a record kept of his conduct and capacity, and such record shall determine his fitness for the service, and whether he shall be dropped during or at the end of probation or be absolutely appointed.

6. There may be certified and appointed in each State and Territory, in the manner provided for in this rule, such number of substitute clerks, not exceeding the ratio of one substitute to ten regular clerks in such State or Territory as the Postmaster-General may authorize, and any vacancies occurring in class 1 in any State or Territory in which substitutes have been appointed shall be filled by the appointment thereto of those substitutes in the order of their appointment as substitutes without further certification. The time during which any substitute is actually. employed in the service shall be countel as a part of his probation.

7. In case of public and pressing exigency demanding the immediate employment of experienced railway mail clerks who can not be at once supplied in the manner provided for in section 2 of this rule, or by transfer under rule V, or re-appointment under rule VI, there may be employed, without examination or certification, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General may prescribe, for a period not to exceed sixty days, which, with the consent of the Commission, may be extended in periods of sixty days, or until the emergency ceases any persons who have the requisite knowledge and experience who may be available. Every such employment and the reasons therefor shall at once be reported to the Commission.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE V.

1. Transfers may be made as follows:

(a) From the classified railway mail service to any classified post-office, and from any classified post-office to the classified railway mail service, upon requisition of the Postmaster-General.

(b) From the classified railway mail service to the Post-Office Department, and from the Post-Office Department to the classified railway mail service, upon requisition of the Postmaster-General.

2. No person shall be transferred, as herein authorized, until the Commission shall have certified to the Postmaster-General that the person whom it is proposed to transfer has passed an examination to test fitness for the place to which he is to be transferred, and that such person has been at least six months next preceding the date of the certificate in the classified railway mail service or in the classified service of the post-office or Department from which the transfer is to be made: Provided, That no employé shall be transferred to any grade which he could not enter by original appointment by reason of any age limitation rescribed by the civil-service rules.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE VI.

Upon requisition of the Postmaster-General, the Commission shall certify for reinstatement, in a grade or class no higher than that in which he was formerly employed, any person who, within one year next preceding the date of the requisition, has, through no delinquency or misconduct, been separated from the classified railway mail service: Provided, That certification may be made, subject to the other conditions of this rule, for the reinstatement of any person who served in the military or naval service of the United States in the late war of the rebellion and was honorably discharged therefrom, without regard to the length of time he has been separated from the service.

RAILWAY MAIL RULE VII.

The General Superintendent of the railway mail service shall report to the Commission

(a) Every probational (whether substitute or regular) and every absolute appointment in the railway mail service in each State or Territory; every appointment under any exception to examination authorized by Railway Mail Rule II, clause 5; every reappointment under Railway Mail Rule VI, and every appointment of a substitute to a regular place.

(6) Every refusal to make an absolute appointment and the reason therefor, and every refusal or neglect to accept an appointment in the classified railway mail service.

(c) Every transfer into the classified railway mail service.

(d) Every separation from the classified railway mail service and the cause of such separation.

(e) Every promotion or degradation in the classified railway mail service if such promotion or degradation be from one class to another class. H. Ex. 1, pt. 8.

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