Executive Order 12585 -- Eligibility of Overseas Employees for Noncompetitive Appointment

March 3, 1987

By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, including sections 3301 and 3302 of title 5 of the United States Code, and in order to expand the eligibility of certain former overseas employees for noncompetitive appointment in the competitive service, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Section 1 of Executive Order No. 12362 of May 12, 1982, is amended as follows:

(a) by inserting after ``employee'' the following: ``, a nonappropriated fund employee,'';

(b) by striking out ``24'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``18''; and

(c) by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: ``The employing agency in the United States may waive a requirement for a written test for an individual appointed under this Order if the agency determines that the duties and responsibilities of the position occupied overseas were similar enough to those of the position to which the individual is being appointed under this Order to make the written test unnecessary.''.

Sec. 2. Section 2(b) of Executive Order No. 12362 is amended by striking out ``24'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``18''.

Sec. 3. Section 2(d) of Executive Order No. 12362 is amended to read as follows:

``(d) have been a family member of an appropriate sponsor (a civilian employee, a nonappropriated fund employee, or a member of a uniformed service) while serving in the overseas position or positions;''.

Sec. 4. Section 2(e) of Executive Order No. 12362 is amended by striking out ``civilian or uniformed''.

Sec. 5. Section 2(f) of Executive Order No. 12362 is amended to read as follows:

``(f) exercise the eligibility for noncompetitive appointment within three years of returning to the United States, unless a longer period of eligibility is approved by the Office of Personnel Management in a particular case due to hardship.''.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

March 3, 1987.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:24 a.m., March 4, 1987]