The 2010 Executive Order list below is listed in descending chronological order, the most recent orders are listed first.
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President Obama signed 35 Executive Orders - 13528 to 13562 - in 2010.
They are listed in descending order below.
December 27, 2010
Executive Order 13562: Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates
This Executive Order supersedes EO 12015 signed October 26, 1977 by President Jimmy Carter and Revokes EO 13318 signed November 21, 2003 by President George W. Bush.
The current incarnation of this Executive Order now joins two programs into one with the intent of attracting a more diverse and knowledgeable staff for entry level placement into the Federal Government for long term career opportunities.
The two programs are the Internship and Recent Graduates Program as well as the Presidential Management Fellows Program into one collectively joined unit to be known as the "Pathways" Program.
The EO goes on to explain each of the new sections and rules which will govern the operation of each of the programs and who will have oversight of the operation of the programs.
December 22, 2010
Executive Order 13561: Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
This Executive Order modifies the rates of pay for select members of the following:
The General Service
The Foreign Service
Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Senior Executive Service
Certain Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries
The Vice President and the Congress
Justices and judges
Actual pay schedules and rates are also attached to the PDF of the Executive Order and are available for download.
Executive Order 13561 supersedes EO 13525 signed December 23, 2009.
December 14, 2010
Executive Order 13560: White House Council for Community Solutions
This council will be made of up to 30 members from outside of the Federal Government and they well be selected by the President. A chair shall be selected by the President to lead the council and to preside over the council at meetings. The members of the council shall serve without compensation for their work on the council.
This council will operate inside of and as a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service or CNCS. Funding and administrative support shall come from the CNCS.
The Council shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order, unless renewed by the President.
November 17, 2010
Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policy-making Criteria for Partnerships with Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations
This Executive Order amends Executive Order 13279 of December 12, 2002 (Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations), as amended, is hereby further amended by editing section 1, striking and rewriting sections 2 and 3.
You can review President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13279 of issued December 12, 2002 by clicking on the following link: Executive Order 13279 Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
November 9, 2010
Executive Order 13558: Export Coordination Enforcement Center
This Executive Order is designed to enhance enforcement efforts and minimize enforcement conflicts, executive departments and allow agencies to coordinate their efforts to detect, prevent, disrupt, investigate, and prosecute violations of U.S. export control laws, and must share intelligence and law enforcement information related to these efforts to the maximum extent possible, consistent with national security and applicable law.
There is no PDF of this Executive Order currently available. As soon as the PDF is made available I will switch the link to the signed document.
November 4, 2010
There are two Executive Orders for this date.
Executive Order 13557: Controlled Unclassified Information
This Executive Order establishes an open and uniform program for managing information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with law, regulations, and Government-wide policies, excluding information that is classified under Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009, or the Atomic Energy Act, as amended.
The National Archives and Records Administration shall serve as the Executive Agent to implement this order and oversee agency actions to ensure compliance with this order.
Executive Order 13556: Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
This Executive Order establishes a clear order of succession for the Department of Justice.
It also rescinds President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13481 issued on December 9, 2008
There is no PDF of this Executive Order currently available. As soon as the PDF is made available I will switch the link to the signed document.
You can review the Executive Order issued by President George W. Bush by clicking on the following link: Executive Order 13481 Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
October 19, 2010
Executive Order 13555: White House Initiative On Educational Excellence For Hispanics
Hispanic students are the largest minority group in our Nation's schools, numbering more than 11 million in our public elementary and secondary school system, and constituting more than 22 percent of all pre-K–12 students. Hispanic students face educational challenges of crisis proportions. Fewer than half of all Hispanic children participate in early childhood education programs, and far too few Hispanic students graduate from high school; of those who do complete high school, many are not adequately prepared for college. Only 12 percent of adult Hispanics have a bachelor's degree, and just 3 percent have completed graduate or professional degree programs.
The Executive order puts in place an Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, to be housed in the Department of Education. The mission of the Initiative shall be to help restore the United States to its role as the global leader in education and to strengthen the Nation by expanding educational opportunities and improving educational outcomes for Hispanics of all ages and by helping to ensure that all Hispanics receive a complete and competitive education that prepares them for college, a career, and productive and satisfying lives.
October 5, 2010
Executive Order 13554: Establishing the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
This Executive Order forms a task force to effectively address the damage caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast. The task force will consist of 27 + members from different departments and 5 members of each of the Gulf Coast states that have been and continue to be affected by the oil spill. The President will select the Chair person for the task force. The Task Force will coordinate intergovernmental efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration actions.
September 29, 2010
Executive Order 13553: Designating Iranian Officials Responsible for or Complicit in Serious Human Rights Abuses
All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with or at the recommendation of the Secretary of State. This Executive Order allows additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995 by President Clinton.
Review President Clinton's Executive Order by clicking on the following link: Executive Order 12957 Prohibiting certain transactions with respect to the development of Iranian petroleum resources
August 31, 2010
Executive Order 13552: 2010 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial
This Executive Order amends parts II and IV of chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. 801-946), and in order to prescribe amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, prescribed by Executive Order 12473 of April 13, 1984, as amended
Ronald Reagan's Executive Order 12473 was issued on April 13, 1984 and has been amended a total of 17 times.
August 30, 2010
Executive Order 13551: Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to North Korea
This Executive Order is like the one regarding the persons with respect to Somalia. It also includes an Annex list however I do not currently have a link to the document.
The property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State to have, directly or indirectly, imported, exported, or reexported to, into, or from North Korea any arms or related materiel.
August 18, 2010
Two Executive Orders were Issued on August 18th. Both are listed below.
Executive Order 13550: Establishment of Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office
This Executive Order establishes within the Department of State, in accordance with section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, a temporary organization to be known as the Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office.
The PASO shall support executive departments and agencies in strengthening the governments in Afghanistan and Pakistan, enhancing the capacity of those governments to resist extremists, and maintaining an effective U.S. diplomatic presence in both countries.
Executive Order 13549: Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities
The purpose of this order is to ensure that security standards governing access to and safeguarding of classified material are applied in accordance with Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009 (Classified National Security Information), Executive Order 12968 of August 2, 1995, as amended (Access to Classified Information), Executive Order 13467 of June 30, 2008 (Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information), and Executive Order 12829 of January 6, 1993, as amended (National Industrial Security Program).
President George H. W. Bush issued Executive Order 12829 National Industrial Security Program which was an amendment to Executive Order 10865 Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry, which was issued by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 20, 1960.
I have no links to these documents.
President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 12968. Review the Executive Order by clicking on the following link: Executive Order 12968 Access to Classified Information
President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13467. Review the Executive Order by clicking on the following link: Executive Order 13467 Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information
July 26, 2010
Executive Order 13548: Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals With Disabilities
This Executive Order requires compliance with Executive Order 13163 and achievement of the goals set forth therein over 5 years, including an additional 100,000 individuals with disabilities to be employed by the Federal Government with targeted disabilities.
Executive Order 13163 was issued by President Bill Clinton on July 26, 2000.
Review President Clinton's Executive Order by clicking on the following link: Executive Order 13163 Increasing the Opportunity for Individuals With Disabilities To Be Employed in the Federal Government
July 19, 2010
Executive Order 13547: Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes
This order is in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and resulting environmental crisis.
This order adopts the recommendations of the Inter-agency Ocean Policy Task Force, except where otherwise provided in this order, and directs executive agencies to implement those recommendations under the guidance of a National Ocean Council. Based on those recommendations, this order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve our maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance our understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with our national security and foreign policy interests.
July 2, 2010
Executive Order 13546: Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States
June 23, 2010
Executive Order 13545 the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
This Executive Order amends EO 13265 June 6, 2002 by President George W. Bush (Which was amended 2 times by President George W. Bush)
The original Executive Order - Establishing a Seal for the President's Council on Youth Fitness was EO 10830 signed July 24, 1959 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The current Amendment changes the name of the council to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition and edits sections 1 through 5 of the current version of the order.
The intent is to expand national interest in and awareness of the benefits of regular physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition.
June 10, 2010
Executive Order 13544: Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council
This Executive Order establishes the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council which will be housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General shall serve as the Chair of the Council with a total of 12 members initially. The chair will have the option to add members as he/she deems appropriate.
The council will form an advisory group which shall develop and make public no later than March 23, 2011, a national prevention, health promotion, and public health strategy (national strategy), and shall review and revise it periodically. The national strategy will set specific goals and objectives for improving the health of the United States through federally supported prevention, health promotion, and public health programs, consistent with ongoing goal setting efforts conducted by specific agencies.
May 22, 2010
Executive Order 13543: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
This Executive Order establishes the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The commission is to be made up of 7 members to be appointed by the President. The President will select two members from the commission to act as co-chairs. The commission will examine the relevant facts and circumstances concerning the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and make recommendations on options for guarding against, and mitigating the impact of, oil spills associated with offshore drilling, taking into consideration the environmental, public health, and economic effects of such options.
May 13, 2010
Executive Order 13542: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Agriculture
This Executive Order establishes an order of succession within the Department of Agriculture if during any period in which both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture (Deputy Secretary) have died, resigned, or are otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary.
May 10, 2010
Executive Order 13541: Temporary Organization to Facilitate a Strategic Partnership with the Republic of Iraq
This Executive Order establishes a temporary organization to be known as the Iraq Strategic Partnership Office within the Department of State, in accordance with section 3161 of title 5 of United States Code.
The organization main directive is to support executive departments and agencies in transitioning to a strategic partnership with the Republic of
Iraq in economic, diplomatic, cultural, and security fields based on the Strategic Framework Agreement.
April 26, 2010
Executive Order 13540: Inter-agency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development
This Executive Order calls for the establishment of a inter-agency task force within the Small Business Administration to promote Veterans Small Business Development initiatives. The task force will be made up of eleven members with four of those members being representatives from a veterans' service or military organization or association, who shall be appointed by the Administrator.
April 21, 2010
Executive Order 13539: President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
This Executive Order establishes a 21 member advisory council on science,
technology, and innovation that will report to the President. One member of the PCAST will be the the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and will be designated as the Science Advisor. The remaining 20 members will be made up of individuals and representatives from sectors outside of the Federal Government appointed by the President.
April 19, 2010
Executive Order 13538: Establishing the President's Management Advisory Board
This Executive Order establishes within the General Services Administration (GSA) the President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB).
The PMAB will provide the President and the President's Management Council advice and recommendations on effective strategies for the implementation of best business practices on matters related to Federal Government management and operation, with a particular focus on productivity, the application of technology, and customer service.
The PMAB shall be advisory in function only.
April 14, 2010
Executive Order 13537 - Inter-agency Group on Insular Areas
This Executive Order establishes the Inter-agency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA) to address policies concerning Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Insular Areas). This group will be formed within the Department of the Interior for administrative purposes.
April 13, 2010
Executive Order 13536 - Regarding Blocking Properties of Persons Tied to the Conflict in Somalia
This executive order invokes the use of previously established laws and international guidelines to block and remove available monetary influence of certain individuals in Somalia.
The executive order is comprised of 9 sections. To review the executive order in full use the link at the bottom of this section.
Section one of the executive order states that All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:
(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order;
(ii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:
to have engaged in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Somalia.
Review the Executive Order Annex by clicking on the following link: Annex to the Executive Order Regarding Persons with Direct Interest in Somalia
March 24, 2010
Executive Order 13535: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Consistency with Longstanding Restrictions on the Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
This executive order establishes an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services, except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered, consistent with a longstanding Federal statutory restriction that is commonly known as the Hyde Amendment.
The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to the newly created health insurance exchanges. Under the Act, longstanding Federal laws to protect conscience (such as the Church Amendment, 42 U.S.C. 300a-7, and the Weldon Amendment, section 508(d)(1) of Public Law 111-8) remain intact and new protections prohibit discrimination against health care facilities and health care providers because of an unwillingness to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.
The Act establishes a new Community Health Center (CHC) Fund within HHS, which provides additional Federal funds for the community health center program.
March 11, 2010
National Export Initiative
The National Export Initiative (NEI) shall be an Administration initiative to improve conditions that directly affect the private sector's ability to export. The NEI will help meet my Administration's goal of doubling exports over the next 5 years by working to remove trade barriers abroad, by helping firms -- especially small businesses -- overcome the hurdles to entering new export markets, by assisting with financing, and in general by pursuing a Government-wide approach to export advocacy abroad, among other steps.
This EO also creates an NEI Cabinet to be known as the Export Promotion Cabinet. The Export Promotion Cabinet shall meet periodically and report to the President on the progress of the NEI.
March 1, 2010
Order of Succession within the Department of Defense
Department of Defense, in the EO's listed order shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of the Secretary of Defense during any period in which the Secretary has died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of the Secretary, until such time as the Secretary is able to perform the functions and duties of that office.
This EO revokes Executive Order 13394 of December 22, 2005 (Providing An Order of Succession Within the Department of Defense - enacted by former President George W. Bush), is hereby revoked.
February 26, 2010
Executive Order creating Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative
Executive order to establish a White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The department to be formed by this EO will be housed in the Department of Education. The initiative shall work with other executive departments, agencies, and offices, the private sector, educational associations, philanthropic organizations, and other partners to increase the capacity of HBCUs ("historically black colleges and universities" shall mean those institutions listed in 34 C.F.R. 602.8) to provide the highest-quality education to a greater number of students, and to take advantage of these institutions' capabilities in serving the Nation's needs through five core tasks.
Executive Order 13256 of February 12, 2002, as enacted by former President George W. Bush is revoked by mandate of this EO. EO 13256 revoked Executive Order 12876 of November 1, 1993 enacted by former President Bill Clinton.
February 18, 2010
Executive Order 13531: Creating the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform.
Executive order to form a bipartisan "fiscal responsibility commission" that will act as a think tank and advise the President and administration on ways to cut the deficit.
The Commission shall be composed of 18 members, 6 members are appointed by the President, no more than 4 of whom shall be from the same political party, 3 members are to be selected by the Majority Leader of the Senate from current Senate members, 3 members are to be selected by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from current House members, 3 members selected by the Minority Leader of the Senate from current Senate members and 3 members selected by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives from current House members.
January 17, 2010
Executive Order Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty
The Executive Order allows the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to add personal in support of targeted functions associated with the humanitarian relief effort in Haiti. For instance, it will allow the activation of reserve medical personnel to replace those deployed on the hospital ship Comfort and allow for the deployment of a Coast Guard unit that will help provide port security.
January 11, 2010
Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors
An Executive Order establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.
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