Hearings Conducted by the Subcommittee, Messrs. H. H. Bingham, J. A. Hemenway, W. H. Moody, A. M. Dockery, and L. F. Livingston, of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, in Charge of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation Bill for 1899, on the Days Following, Namely: Botanic Gradens

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1897 - 320 pages

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Page 232 - The President is authorized to prescribe such regulations for the admission of persons into the civil service of the United States as may best promote the efficiency thereof, and ascertain the fitness of each candidate in respect to age, health, character, knowledge, and ability...
Page 185 - Statutes, nor to take from the President any authority not inconsistent with this act conferred by the seventeen hundred and fifty-third section of said statutes; nor shall any officer not in the executive branch of the government, or any person merely employed as a laborer or workman, be required to be classified...
Page 165 - Such boards of examiners shall be so located as to make it reasonably convenient and inexpensive for applicants to attend before them ; and where there are persons to be examined in any State or Territory, examinations shall be held therein at least twice in each year.
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Page 209 - Sixth, that no person in said service has any right to use his official authority or influence to coerce the political action of any person or body.
Page 231 - Such examinations shall be practical in their character, and so far as may be shall relate to those matters which will fairly test the relative capacity and fitness of the persons examined to discharge the duties of the service into which they seek to be appointed.
Page 298 - ... or promise or threaten to do so for giving or withholding or neglecting to make any contribution of money or service or any other valuable thing for any political purpose.
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Page 181 - The commission shall, at Washington, and in one or more places in each State and Territory where examinations are to take place, designate and select a suitable number of persons, not less than three, in the official service of the United States, residing1 in said State or Territory, after consulting the head of the department or office in which such persons serve, to be members of boards of examiners...
Page 298 - In making removals or reductions, or in imposing penalties for delinquency or misconduct, in the state service or city service penalties like in character shall be imposed for like offenses and action thereon shall be taken irrespective of the political opinions or affiliations of the offenders.

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