EO 12839
Effective Date: February 10, 1993

Responsible Office: Office of Human Resources and Education


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, including section
301 of title 3, United States Code, section 3301 of title 5,
United States Code, and section 1111 of title 31, United States
Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Limits on Hiring Civilian Personnel.  Each executive
department or agency with over 100 employees shall eliminate not
less than 4 percent of it civilian personnel positions (measured
on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis) over the next 3 fiscal
years.  The positions shall be vacated through attrition or early
out programs established at the discretion of the department and
agency heads.  At least 10 percent of the reductions shall come
from the Senior Executive Service, GS-15 and GS-14 levels or

Sec. 2. Coverage.  This order applies to all executive branch
departments and agencies with over 100 employees (measured on a
FTE basis).

Sec. 3. Target Dates.  Each department and agency shall achieve
25 percent of its total reductions by the end of fiscal year
1993, 62.5 percent by the end of fiscal year 1994, and 100
percent by the end of fiscal year 1995.

Sec. 4. Implementation.  The Director of the Office of Management
and Budget shall issue detailed instructions regarding the
implementaiton of this order, including exemptions necessary for
the delivery of essential services and compliance with applicable

Sec. 5. Independent Agencies.  All independent regulatory
commissions and agencies are requested to comply with the
provisions of this order.

                         /s/William J. Clinton

February 10, 1993.

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