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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 22, 2006
Memorandum for the Archivist of the United States
SUBJECT: Designation of Officers of the National Archives and Records Administration
By the authority vested in me as President under the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the "Act"), I hereby order that:
Section 1. Order of Succession.
During any period when both the Archivist of the United States (Archivist) and the Deputy Archivist of the United States (Deputy Archivist) have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Archivist, the following officers of the National Archives and Records Administration, in the order listed, shall perform the functions and duties of the office of Archivist, if they are eligible to act as Archivist under the provisions of the Act, until such time as the Archivist or Deputy Archivist is able to perform the functions and duties of the office of Archivist:
Sec. 2. Exceptions.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this memorandum, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the Act or other law, to depart from this memorandum in designating an acting Archivist.
Sec. 3. Prior Memorandum Superseded.
This memorandum supersedes the Presidential Memorandum of March 19, 2002, entitled, "Designation of Officers of the National Archives and Records Administration."
GEORGE W. BUSH
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