Executive Order 13472: Executive Branch Responsibilities With Respect To Orders of Succession [open pdf - 99KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13472: Executive Branch Responsibilities With Respect To Orders of Succession
Executive Order 13472 signed by President George W. Bush on September 11, 2008 states that "it is the policy of the Federal Government to ensure that each executive branch agency can perform its essential functions and remain an effectively functioning part of the Federal Government under all conditions. Accordingly, each agency shall take all appropriate actions to establish, maintain, and, as necessary, revise an order of succession, or to propose presidential action to establish or revise an order of succession."
Executive Order 13472; E.O. 13472
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
Federal Register (September 15, 2008), v.73 no.179, p.53353-53354