Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Veterans Affairs, 54711-54712 [2016-19724]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Presidential Documents 54711 Presidential Documents Executive Order 13736 of August 12, 2016 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Veterans Affairs By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the ‘‘Act’’), it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order and to the limitations set forth in the Act, the following officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in the order listed, shall act as Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) and perform the functions and duties of the office of the Secretary during any period in which both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary: (a) Under Secretary for Health; (b) Under Secretary for Benefits; (c) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs; (d) Chief of Staff; (e) General Counsel and Assistant Secretaries, with precedence among them in the order, by date, of their appointments and, if on the same date, in the order in which they have taken the oath of office; (f) Chairman, Board of Veterans’ Appeals; (g) Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service Network 8; (h) Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service Network 7; (i) Director, Southern Area, Veterans Benefits Administration; and asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with E0 (j) Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service Network 19. Sec. 2. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1(a)–(j) of this order in an acting capacity shall, by virtue of so serving, act as Secretary pursuant to this order. (b) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1(a)– (j) of this order shall act as Secretary unless that individual is otherwise eligible to so serve under the Act. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by law, to depart from this order in designating an acting Secretary. Sec. 3. Revocations. (a) Executive Order 13247 of December 18, 2001, is hereby revoked; (b) Section 4(g) of Executive Order 13261 of March 19, 2002, is hereby revoked; (c) Presidential Memorandum of March 19, 2002 (Designation of Officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs), is hereby revoked; and (d) Presidential Memorandum of February 12, 2003 (Designation of Officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Act as Secretary of Veterans Affairs), is hereby revoked. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Aug 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17AUE1.SGM 17AUE1 54712 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Presidential Documents Sec. 4. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, August 12, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–19724 Filed 8–16–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Aug 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17AUE1.SGM 17AUE1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with E0 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 17, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 54711-54712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19724]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Executive Order 13736 of August 12, 2016

                
Providing an Order of Succession Within the 
                Department of Veterans Affairs

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 
                1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the ``Act''), 
                it is hereby ordered that:

                Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to the 
                provisions of section 2 of this order and to the 
                limitations set forth in the Act, the following 
                officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in the 
                order listed, shall act as Secretary of Veterans 
                Affairs (Secretary) and perform the functions and 
                duties of the office of the Secretary during any period 
                in which both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of 
                Veterans Affairs have died, resigned, or otherwise 
                become unable to perform the functions and duties of 
                the office of Secretary:

                    (a) Under Secretary for Health;
                    (b) Under Secretary for Benefits;
                    (c) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs;
                    (d) Chief of Staff;
                    (e) General Counsel and Assistant Secretaries, with 
                precedence among them in the order, by date, of their 
                appointments and, if on the same date, in the order in 
                which they have taken the oath of office;
                    (f) Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals;
                    (g) Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service 
                Network 8;
                    (h) Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service 
                Network 7;
                    (i) Director, Southern Area, Veterans Benefits 
                Administration; and
                    (j) Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service 
                Network 19.

                Sec. 2. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in 
                an office listed in section 1(a)-(j) of this order in 
                an acting capacity shall, by virtue of so serving, act 
                as Secretary pursuant to this order.

                    (b) No individual who is serving in an office 
                listed in section 1(a)-(j) of this order shall act as 
                Secretary unless that individual is otherwise eligible 
                to so serve under the Act.
                    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, 
                the President retains discretion, to the extent 
                permitted by law, to depart from this order in 
                designating an acting Secretary.

                Sec. 3. Revocations. (a) Executive Order 13247 of 
                December 18, 2001, is hereby revoked;

                    (b) Section 4(g) of Executive Order 13261 of March 
                19, 2002, is hereby revoked;
                    (c) Presidential Memorandum of March 19, 2002 
                (Designation of Officers of the Department of Veterans 
                Affairs), is hereby revoked; and
                    (d) Presidential Memorandum of February 12, 2003 
                (Designation of Officers of the Department of Veterans 
                Affairs to Act as Secretary of Veterans Affairs), is 
                hereby revoked.

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                Sec. 4. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, 
                and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive 
                or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any 
                party against the United States, its departments, 
                agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
                agents, or any other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    August 12, 2016.

[FR Doc. 2016-19724
Filed 8-16-16; 8:45 am]
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