- The Washington Times - Monday, September 4, 2000

The following is the text of Executive Order 12836, promulgated by President Clinton two weeks after he took office. The order is entitled, "Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Contracting."
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to eliminate Executive orders that do not serve the public interest, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Executive Order No. 12818 of October 23, 1992 (prohibiting the use of project agreements of Federal construction contracts), and Executive Order No. 12800 of April 13, 1992 (requiring Federal contractors to post a notice that workers are not required to join unions), are revoked.
Sec. 2. The heads of executive agencies shall promptly revoke any orders, rules, or regulations implementing Executive Order No. 12818 of October 23, 1992, or Executive Order No. 12800 of April 13, 1992, to the extent consistent with law.
February 1, 1993.
The following is an excerpt from a letter dated March 17, 1993 from John Kotch, acting director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards at the Department of Labor, in response to a letter from Rex H. Reed, legal director of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation:
[A]s the agency responsible for administering the U.S. Department of Labor's obligation under Executive Order 12800, we are in the process of revoking the Department's regulations implementing the [Bush] Executive Order. Therefore, we are advising Federal contractors, government contracting agencies, and other interested parties that: (1) the employee notice is no longer required to be posted and any existing copies in stock should be destroyed; (2) any notices already posted should be taken down because the authority legend in the bottom right corner is now inaccurate and misleading; (3) effective immediately, government contracts, subcontracts, and purchase orders should not contain the notice clause; (4) any existing contract provisions required by executive order 12800 and its implementing regulations will no longer be enforced by the Secretary of Labor, and shall have no further force and effect.

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