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Previous reports can be consulted at the principal public libraries. A Manual of Examinations
the scope of the examinations and the methods of appointment.
Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Fourteenth
Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission.
FEBRUARY 17, 1898.-Referred to the Committee on Reform in the Civil Service and
ordered to be printed.
To the Senate and House of Representatives:
I transmit herewith, for the information of the Congress, the Fourteenth Annual Report of the United States Civil Service Commission,
WILLIAM MOKINLEY. EXECUTIVE MANSION,
February 17, 1898.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(Soe also Index to Report.)
PART II.---REPORT OF THE CHIEF EXAMINER.
Synopsis of the work performed in the chief examiner's office during the year
ended June 30, 1897 ......
New kinds of examinations.
Purpose of examinations ...
Three general classes of examinations
Experience as a factor in examinations