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Page 49 - For forms of government let fools contest ; Whate'er is best administered is best : For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight ; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right...
Page 28 - Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the State, and of all the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained, so far as practicable, by examination which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive...
Page 67 - That hereafter in making appointments to clerical and other positions in the executive branch of the Government in the District of Columbia or elsewhere preference shall be given to honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines, and widows of such, and to the wives of injured soldiers, sailors, and marines, who themselves are not qualified, but whose wives are qualified, to hold such positions...
Page 19 - Commission shall certify, from the top of the appropriate register of eligibles, a number of names sufficient to permit the nominating or appointing officer to consider at least three names in connection with each vacancy.
Page 7 - It shall keep a record of its own proceedings and shall make a report to the League at the annual meeting. A vacancy in any office except that of Vice-President may be filled by the Council until the annual meeting next following. ARTICLE VIII The Council may, subject to these articles, manage the affairs of the League, direct its policies and dispose of the funds and, from time to time, make and modify By-Laws for the League and for its own action.
Page 18 - At or before the expiration of the period of probation the head of the department or office in which a candidate is employed may, by and with the consent of said Commission, discharge him upon assigning in writing his reason therefor to said Commission. If he is not then discharged his appointment shall be deemed complete.
Page 39 - The Council may, subject to these articles, manage the affairs of the League, direct and dispose of the funds and, from time to time, make and modify By-Laws for the League and for its own action. No debt shall be contracted by the League or by the Council beyond the amount in the hands of the Treasurer.
Page 9 - SEC. 8. These By-Laws may be amended at any meeting of the Council by a unanimous vote of the members present, or by the vote of a majority of such members, provided that, in the latter event, notice of the contemplated amendment shall have been given in the call of the meeting.
Page 8 - NY Const, art. 5, § 6. This mandate has been rendered effective by appropriate legislation. The keynote of civil service is merit and fitness, comprising not only efficiency, but character and loyalty to duty. This must be ascertained, as far as practicable, by examinations which, as far as practicable, shall be competitive.