By the authority vested in me as President under the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345et seq ., I hereby order that:
Order of Succession .
During any period when both the Commissioner of Social Security (Commissioner) and the Deputy Commissioner of Social Security (Deputy Commissioner) have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Commissioner, the following officers of the Social Security Administration, in the order listed, shall perform the functions and duties of the office of Commissioner, if they are eligible to act as Commissioner under the provisions of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, until such time as the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner is able to perform the functions and duties of the office of Commissioner:
Chief of Staff;
Deputy Commissioner for Operations;
Regional Commissioner, Philadelphia; and
Regional Commissioner, Dallas.
Sec. 3. Prior Memorandum Superseded .
This memorandum supersedes the Presidential Memorandum of May 9, 2002, entitled “Designation of Officers of the Social Security Administration.”
Sec. 4. Publication .
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in theFederal Register .