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(5) Once in every six months, namely, on the 30th of June and the 31st of December of each year, the whole number of employés in each railway mail division, arranged by States and classes, showing the number of substitutes and the number of regular employés in each class in each State or Territory.



The classified Indian service shall include all the physicians, school superintendents, assistant superintendents, school teachers, and matrons 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.


1. To test fitness for admission to the classified Indian service, examinations of a practical character shall be provided on such subjects as the Commission may direct for physician, superintendent, assistant superintendent, teachers, and matrons.

2. The following age limitations shall apply to applicants for examination for the classified Indian service: For physician, not under 25 years of age nor over 45; for superintendent, not under 25 nor over 50; for assistant superintendent, and for teacher, not under 20 nor over 50; for matron, .not under 25 nor over 55: Provided, That these limitations shall not apply to the wives of superintendents of Indian schools who apply for the position of matron, nor shall the maximum limitations apply to persons allowed preference under section 1754, Revised Statutes, by the Commission.

3. Blank forms of application shall be furnished by the Commission, and the date of reception and also of approval by the Commission of each application shall be noted on the application paper.


1. The papers of every examination shall be marked under regulations made by the Commission. Each competitor shall be graded on a scale of 100, according to the general average determined by the markings.

2. Inmediately after the general average shall have been ascertained, each competitor shall be notified that he has passed or has failed to pass.

3. A competitor who has failed to pass an examination may, with the consent of the Commission, be allowed reëxamination at any time within six months from the date of failure, without filing a new application; but if he be not allowed reëxamination within six months he shall be required to file a new application before being again examined.

4. No eligible shall be allowed reëxamination during the period of his eligibility unless he shall furnish satisfactory evidence to the Commission that at the time of his examination, because of illness or other good cause, he was incapable of doing himself justice; and his rating on such reëxamination shall cancel and be a substitute •for his rating on his former examination.

5. All competitors whose claim to preference under section 1754 of the Revised Statutes have been allowed by the Commission, who attain a general average of 65 per cent. or over, and all other coinpetitors who attain a general average of 70 per cent. or over, shall be eligible for appointment to the place for which they were examined. The names of all the competitors thus rendered eligible sball be entered, in the order of grade, on the proper register of eligibles.

6. When two or more vligibles are of the same grade, preference in certification shall be determined by the order in which the application papers are filed,

7. For the Indian service there shalį be four districts and a separate register of eligibles for each grade of examination for each district, the names of males and females being listed separately on each register. The districts shall be comprised as follows: No. 1, of the States of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. No. 2, of the States of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and that part of California lying north of the thirty-seventh parallel of latitude, and the Territory of Utah. No. 3, of that part of California lying south of the thirty-seventh parallel of latitude, the Territories of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, the Indian Territory, and the States of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. No. 4, of all the States of the United States not embraced in any of the foregoing districts, together with the District of Columbia. Upon the written request of any eligible his name shall be entered upon the register of any one or more of the districts other than that in which he resides : Provided, That he shall state in writing his willingness to accept service wherever assigned in any such district.

8. The period of eligibility to appointment shall be one year from the date on which the name of the eligible is entered on the register, unless otherwise determined by regulation by the Commission.


1. All vacancies, unless filled by promotion, transfer, or reappointment, shall be filled in the following manner:

(a) The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, through the Secretary of the Interior, shall, in form and manner to be prescribed by the Commission, request the certification to him of male or female eligibles from the district in wbich the vacancy exists.

(b) If fitness for the vacant place is tested by competitive examinations, the Commission shall certify from the proper register of the district in which the vacancy exists the names of the three eligibles thereon, of the sex called for, having the highest averages, who have not been three times certified : Provided, That the eligibles upon any register who have been allowed preference under section 1754 of the Revised Statutes shall be certified, according to their grade, before all other eligibles thereon: And provided further, That if the vacancy is in the grade of matron or teacher, and the wife of the superintendent of the school in which the vacancy exists is an eligible, she may be given preference in certification, if the appointing officer so requests.

2. Of the three names certified to him the appointing officer shall select one; and if at the time of making this selection there are more vacancies than one he may select more than one: Provided, That if the appointing officer to whom certification has been made shall object in writing to any eligible named in the certificate, stating that because of physical incapacity, or for other good cause particularly specified, such eligible is not capable of properly performing the duties of the vacant place, the Commission may, upon investigation and ascertainment of the fact that the objection made is good and well founded, direct the certification of another eligible in place of the one objected to.

3. Each person thus designated for appointment shall be notified, and upon indicating acceptance shall be appointed for a probationary period, if a physician, for six months, and if a'school employé, to expire at the end of the then current school year, at the end of which period, if his conduct and capacity be satisfactory to the appointing officer, he shall receive absolute appointment; but if his conduct and capacity be not satisfactory to said officer he shall be so notified, and this notification shall be his discharge from the service: Provided, That any probationer may be discharged during probation for miscondnct or evident unfitness or incapacity.

4. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall require the officer under whom a probationer may be serving to carefully observe and report in writing upon the

services rendered by and the character and qualifications of such probationer as to punctuality, industry, habits, ability, ard adaptability. These reports shall be preserved on file, and the Commission may prescribe the form and manner in which they shall be made.

5. In case of the sudden occurrence of a vacancy in any agency or in any school during a school term which the public interest requires to be immediately filled the Commissioner of Indian Affairs is authorized, in his discretion, to provide for the temporary filling of the same until a regular appointment can be made under the provisions of sections 1, 2, and 3 of this rule, and when such regular appointment is made the temporary appointment shall terminate. All temporary appointments made under this authority and their termination shall at once be reported to the Commission.


Until promotion regulations shall have been applied to the classified Indian service promotions therein may be made upon any test of fitness determined upon by the promoting officer, if not disapproved by the Commission: Provided, That preferenee in promotion in any school shall be given to those longest in the service, unless there are good reasons to the contrary; and when such reasons prevail they shall, through the proper channels, be reported to the Commission: And provided further, That no one shall be promoted to any grade he could not enter by original appointment under the minimum age limitation applied thereto by Indian Rule II, section 2, and that no one shall be promoted to the grade of physician from any other grade.


Subject to the conditions stated in Rule IV, transfers may be made after absolute appointment from one agency to another, from one school to another, and from one district to another, under such regulations as the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may prescribe.


Upon the requisition of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, through the Secretary of the Interior, 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 Indian 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, or the widow of any such person, without regard to the length of time that he or she has been separated from the service.


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall report to the Commission:

(a) Every probational and every absolute appointment in the classified Indian service.

(6) Every refusal to make an absolute appointment and the reason therefor, and every refusal to accept an appointment.

(c) Every separation from the classified Indian service, and the cause of such separation, whether death, resignation, or dismissal.

(d) Every restoration to the classified Indian service. [These rules took effect March 1, 1892.]


Exceptions from examination are hereby made as follows:

One superintendent, and the necessary teachers, not exceeding four in number, for the organization and equipment of a normal school to be established at Albuquerque, N. Mex.; this rule to expire by limitation six months after the date of its approval. EXECUTIVE MANSION. Approved March 6, 1894.




The United States Civil-Service Commission, acting under authority of the act

entitled “An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States," approved January 16, 1883, and of the rules promulgated by the President, hereby makes the following regulations, and revokes all regulations heretofore made under authority of the act and rules aforesaid except the regulations governing promotion in the New York customs district and in the War Department, wbich shall remain in full force and effect.




The secretary shall make minutes of the proceedings of the Commission, and record them in a book to be kept for that purpose and to be entitled “Record of Proceedings.” He shall have charge of the secretary's division of the Commission, and shall have custody of and be responsible for the safe-keeping of the books, records, papers, and other property thereof. He shall enter upon the registers of eligibles the names of persons eligible to places in the classified departmental service, and, by direction of the Commission, upon proper requisition therefor, make certification thereof. He shall perform such other duties as the Commission may direct.



The chief examiner sball, under direction of the Commission, supervise examinations, and act, as far as practicable, with the examining boards, to the best of his ability, securing accuracy, uniformity, and justice in their proceedings. He shall have charge of the examiner’s division of the Commission, and shall have the custody and be responsible for the safe-keeping of the books, records, papers, and other property thereof. To him shall be referred all application papers for the classified departmental, railway mail, and Indian services, and such other application papers as the Commission may direct, which he must approve or return to applicants for correction. He shall make arrangements for examinations; prepare and have printed, or supervise the preparation and printing of, the questions to be used in examinations in all the branches of the classified service; consider and report upon all complaints or appeals referred to him; make an annual report of the work done under his supervision and of its results; and perform such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the Commission.



1. Each board of examiners shall have a chairman and a secretary, to be designated by the Commission: Provided, That the secretary of a postal or customs board may designate another member of the board to act as secretary in his temporary absence.

2. Examiners shall perform such appropriate duties as may be assigned to them by the Commission, and the Commission will, in its discretion, designate one of its own members or an examiner to attend and supervise examinations.

3. Each board shall mark such examination papers as may be submitted to it by the Commission; and when so required shall assist the chief examiner in the preparation of examination questions.

4. The central board, upon request of the chief examiner, shall revise and remark the papers of a competitor for any branch of the classified service who has complained of or appealed from the original marking.

5. Each customs and postal board shall meet for the transaction of business on the first Thursday of each month, at which meeting the board shall examine in detail and approve or disapprove the certifications made by the secretary, and all other acts performed by him during the preceding month and agree upon a report to be made to the Commission, in which the transactions of the board during the previous month shall be stated and suggestions concerning the business of the board or the condition of the service be made.

6. Special meetings of any board may be held at the call of the secretary, and shall be called by him at the request of any two members or on the direction of the Commission, at least one day's written notice being given each member of the time and place of meeting.

7. The secretary shall

(a) Make minutes of the proceedings of the board and record them in a book to be kept for that purpose. These minutes must show in statistical detail that all certifications made and all other acts performed by the secretary have been examined and approved or disapproved by the board. A copy of these minutes must be forwarded to the Commission within three days after each meeting of the board.

(6) Keep a record of all completed applications filed with the board in the Record of Applications and Examinations in accordance with the instructions of the Commission. (Only one series of application numbers will be used for all grades and all examinations at the same office. The last number will then always show the total number of completed applications filed at an office since the date of its classification.)

(c) Return defective appli cations for correction. (But an application should not be returned more than twice for correction. If not then correct, it should be regularly numbered and entered in the “Record of Applications and Examinations,” and a note should be made against the entry showing that the application has been canceled as incomplete.)

(d) Reject the applications of persons not entitled to examination, inform them of such action, and retain the rejected applications on file, numbering and entering them in the “Record of Applications and Examinations,” and noting on the record that they have been canceled, with reasons therefor. (No person is eligible to examination for any grade in any custom-house or post-office who is already in a classified non-excepted place in that office, or who is an applicant or an eligible for any other position in that office or in any other branch of the classified service, or who has been dismissed for delinquency or misconduct from any position in the service of the General Government witbin one year.)

(e) Require all applicants who are not natives of the United States to produce natviralization papers or other evidence of citizenship, make proper notes on the margins of their applications of the facts shown by such papers, and return such evidence to applicants. (First papers will not be accepted as proving citizenship. Final papers will be required.)

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