Hearings Relating to Civil Service Commission Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations Consisting of Messrs. Bingham, Hemenway, Moody, Dockery, and Livingston, in Charge of Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation Bill for 1899
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1897 - 299 pages
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Page 54 - 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 77 - 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 30 - But nothing herein contained shall be construed to take from those honorably discharged from the military or naval service any preference conferred by the seventeen hundred and fifty-fourth section of the Revised 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...
Page 64 - Third, appointments to the• public service aforesaid in the departments at Washington shall be apportioned among the several States and Territories and the District of Columbia upon the basis of population as ascertained at the last preceding census.
Page 70 - ... (1) full name, residence and postoffice address; (2) citizenship; (3) age; (4) place of birth; (5) health and physical capacity for the public service; (6) previous employment in the public service; (7) business or employment and residence for the previous five years; (8) education.
Page 10 - 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.
Page 26 - 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 147 - Director, certification shall be made of the eligible on the register whose rating is next below those already certified in place of the one to whom objection is made and sustained.
Page 143 - 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.