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  Civil service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the British Civil Service, civil servants are career employees recruited and promoted on the basis of their administrative skill and technical expertise, and as such do not include, nor are appointed by, elected officials or their political advisors.
The British civil service was at its largest in 1976 with approximately three-quarters of a million servants employed.
The Chinese civil service became known to Europe in the mid-18th century and it is believed to have influenced the creation of civil services in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_service   (693 words)

 MSN Encarta - Civil Service
The term does not apply properly to service in the legislative branch or judicial branch, although in the United States some employees of these branches are subject to provisions of the Civil Service Act.
In certain countries, notably the United Kingdom, the term civil service is used to denote only positions in the national government; in others, including France and the United States, the term is applied to governmental positions on all levels, from federal to municipal.
Civil service employees enjoy a variety of employment benefits, including a contributory retirement system; an incentive-awards program that includes cash bonuses for useful suggestions; low-cost group life and health insurance plans; and paid vacations and sick leave.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552213/Civil_Service.html   (1444 words)

 Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The federal bureaucracy in the years after the Civil War was generally undistinguished, because the system of selecting officials and supervising their work was irrational.
By end of the Civil War the number had increased to 53,000; by 1884, 131,000; and by 1891, 166,000.
A civil service movement started in New York in 1877, and although it developed considerable public support, the politicians refused to go along.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pendleton_Civil_Service_Reform_Act   (736 words)

 civil service - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about civil service
Since 1968 the Civil Service Department has been controlled by the prime minister (as minister for the civil service), but everyday supervision is exercised by the Lord Privy Seal.
About half of all civil servants are engaged in the provision of public services, a further quarter are employed in the Ministry of Defence, and the rest are divided between central administrative and policy duties, support services, and largely self-supporting services, such as National Savings and the Royal Mint.
The Diplomatic Service is a separate service, employing some 5,800 people for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and diplomatic missions abroad.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /civil+service   (686 words)

 civil service. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The establishment of the modern civil service is closely associated with the decline of feudalism and the growth of national autocratic states.
Of the world’s civil services, the most outstanding on several counts is still the British, extremely powerful because of its permanency, its extensive grants of power from Parliament, and its reputation for absolute honesty, although it is criticized for a lack of flexibility and for class exclusiveness in its upper ranges.
A Civil Service Commission and the beginnings of a system of competitive examinations were established in Great Britain in 1855, and the influential Whitley Councils, representing both government employees and administrators in questions dealing with service conditions, were set up after World War II.
www.bartleby.com /65/ci/civilser.html   (826 words)

 Civil service Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Civil servants are career employees recruited and promoted based on administrative skill and technical expertise, and as such do not include elected officials or their political advisors.
Civil servants are supposed to be poltical neutral.
The Chinese civil service became known to Europe in the mid-18th century and is believed to have influnced creation of civil services in Europe.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/ci/civil_service.html   (399 words)

A civil service career continued in 1987 to be widely regarded as a desirable route to financial security, social status, and power.
This study indicated that the administrative service continued to be elitist, dominated by families of government officials and businessmen.
Civil service promotion was based on merit, but many observers believed that favoritism was an important factor in career advancement.
countrystudies.us /thailand/79.htm   (673 words)

 Reader's Companion to American History - -CIVIL SERVICE REFORM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Civil War both expanded and strained the civil service, and agitation for its reform began in December 1865 with legislation introduced by Representative Thomas A. Jenckes of Rhode Island.
Civil service reform lacked mass support but attracted a social and intellectual elite that thought of itself as "the best people." Many had joined the Republican party during the antislavery crusade and had been awarded patronage, primarily in the diplomatic corps.
Civil service reformers exploited his death by convincing the public that the spoils system was responsible for his murder.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_017200_civilservice.htm   (1239 words)

 Civil Services - Competitive Exams - Education in India
Civil service, the backbone of the Indian government machinery constitutes all the departments which runs the State administration.
Entry into the IAS, IPS and the Central Services, Group A and Group B is through the All India Combined Competitive Examination for the Civil Services conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in different centers spread all over the country.
Anyone thinking of taking up civil service, should have an idea how difficult it is to get in as lakhs of candidates apply for the 400 to 500 vacancies that may arise.
www.webindia123.com /career/compexam/civil/intro.htm   (220 words)

 The Propriety and Ethics Team: Civil Service Code
Civil servants should not misuse their official position or information acquired in the course of their official duties to further their private interests or those of others.
Civil servants should conduct themselves in such a way as to deserve and retain the confidence of Ministers or Assembly Secretaries and the National Assembly as a body, and to be able to establish the same relationship with those whom they may be required to serve in some future Administration.
Civil servants should not seek to frustrate the policies, decisions or actions of the Administrations by declining to take, or abstaining from, action which flows from decisions by Ministers, Assembly Secretaries or the National Assembly as a body.
www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk /propriety_and_ethics/civil_service/civil_service_code.asp   (987 words)

 Macomb County Clerk's Office - Civil Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Civil Service Commission oversees the Civil Service system for the Macomb County Sheriff Department for employing, promoting, and disciplining employees.
It is based on the examination and investigation of all civil service appointment, employment and promotion.
Select the Civil Service Application Packet to download the application, requirement form and MCOLES requirements for the Macomb County Sheriff Department.
macombcountymi.gov /CLERKSOFFICE/civilService.asp   (190 words)

 Civil Service diversity - What works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Civil Service equal opportunities policy provides that all eligible people must have equality of opportunity for employment and advancement based on their suitability for the work.
Our April 2008 PSA target is to work with Departments to build the capacity of the Civil Service to deliver the Government's priorities, by improving leadership, skills and diversity.
A truly representative Civil Service workforce, including at the most senior levels, will enable policies and services to be developed in ways which will result in better outcomes for everyone in society and will enable us to work with all communities more effectively.
www.diversity-whatworks.gov.uk   (518 words)

 Philadelphia Civil Service Commission | Welcome
The role of the Civil Service Commission is to advise the Mayor and the Personnel Director on problems concerning personnel administration in City service and to uphold the interest of the City's merit-based civil service system, a role which is vital to the public interest.
The principal responsibilities of the Commission are to serve as an appellate tribunal for employee appeals; to rule on proposed changes to the Civil Service Regulations and the Classification and Pay Plans; and to rule on requests for exemptions from civil service and waivers of the residency requirement.
In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Civil Service Commission seeks to ensure that the civil service system will remain a viable force for the provision of public services into the distant future.
www.phila.gov /civilservice   (159 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Q&A: Civil service pension changes
Unions are up in arms over proposals to radically alter civil service pensions, changing a scheme spoken of as among the best in the world.
Pension payments made after 1 April 2013 by current civil servants will be put into the new "hybrid" scheme and they will have to work until they are 65 to obtain their full pension.
Increasing the retirement age is likely to be particularly unpopular with mid-career civil servants who have 20 years' experience under their belts and have long expected to retire at 60.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/4081165.stm   (869 words)

 City of Long Beach, CA - Civil Service
Civil Service is the first stop for most people looking to work full-time with the City of Long Beach.
The Civil Service Department determines whether those seeking to work for the City of Long Beach are qualified to do the job for which they are applying.
Each year, the Civil Service Department accepts thousands of applications for City of Long Beach jobs and administers various examinations for different jobs, such as written tests, oral interviews, training and experience evaluations and performance tests.
www.longbeach.gov /civilservice   (236 words)

 Welcome to Illinois Civil Service Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On July 22, 2005 Barbara J. Peterson was reappointed as a member of the Civil Service Commission by Governor Rod Blagojevich to a term expiring March 1, 2011.
On July 15, 2005 Raymond W. Ewell was reappointed as a member of the Civil Service Commission by Governor Rod Blagojevich to a term expiring March 1, 2011.
On March 7, 2005 Chris Kolker was reappointed as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission by Governor Rod Blagojevich.
www.icsc.il.gov   (256 words)

 FastStream - Welcome to the Fast Stream
The Fast Stream is a graduate entry route for senior Civil Service careers.
Joining the Civil Service means applying your brainpower to the issues that face an entire country: healthcare, education, democracy, unemployment, pensions, food safety, transport.
This site is designed to give you an overview of the Civil Service and what life might be like if you decided to pursue a career with us.
www.faststream.gov.uk   (149 words)

 Civil Service -- City of Buffalo
Pursuant to a memorandum from the State of New York, Department of Civil Service, the State Legislature amended Section 23.2 of the Civil Service Law and increased the fee for examination services.
The Salary of the position is subject to change from time to time, or may be different in agencies serviced by the Buffalo Civil Service Commission and vacancies may, therefore be filled at a higher or lower salary than the announced salary.
The exam is being prepared and rated by the N.Y.S. Department of Civil Service in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law, and the provisions of the N.Y.S.Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with rating and review of exams apply.
www.city-buffalo.com /document_59_8.html   (1556 words)

 Civil Service Recruitment Gateway - Welcome
The Civil Service is a whole world you never dreamed existed.
It's vital work - and today's Civil Service is an increasingly streamlined, multi-million pound business where 500,000 motivated people impact on every aspect of life in Britain to deliver first-class services to the public.
This site will give you an overview of what we do and the vast career opportunities that are open to you.
www.careers.civil-service.gov.uk   (124 words)

 Civil Service Council
The Civil Service Council represents civil service employees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The Civil Service Council membership is composed of employees elected from the civil service staff on the Carbondale Campus.
This procedure covers status civil service employees (excluding Springfield School of Medicine) who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
www.siu.edu /~cscounc   (307 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Civil service strike hits courts
Some 20,000 staff in four civil service departments, including court ushers, clerks and immigration officers, have joined the 48-hour walkout over pay.
One out of every four civil servants earned just £13,750 a year and some of those on strike were earning less than £10,000, the PCS said.
The union said picket lines were holding outside immigration offices and civil and county courts where a skeleton service was being maintained.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3440189.stm   (412 words)

 Civil Service Commission
The CSC thus stressed that in meeting the fixed five-year service requirement for the grant of BOE, tacking or adding of years of service from different terms of office either in similar or different positions in the barangay as provided under the law, is allowed.
Thus, the BOE may be granted even if the barangay official was not able to finish his or her term of office so long as he or she meets the five-year aggregate service requirement by tacking or adding his or her other services as an elective and appointive barangay official, the CSC explained.
The directive, the CSC said, also settles difficulties in the reckoning of applicable service requirement inasmuch as total number of years of service to the barangay ranges from a minimum term of office of three years to a maximum term of office of six years.
www.csc.gov.ph   (559 words)

 Civil Service Commissioners | Home
The Civil Service Commissioners contribute to the development of an effective and impartial Civil Service and support its core values by giving an assurance that appointments are made on merit and by hearing appeals under the Civil Service Code.
They are not civil servants and are independent of Ministers.
They report annually on their work to the Queen and their report is published.
www.civilservicecommissioners.gov.uk   (239 words)

 Civil Service Careers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you are interested in a career in the Civil Service or you are an existing civil servant, these Cabinet Office services are designed to help you develop your career.
Existing civil servants can log in to the Recruitment Gateway for access to internal Civil Service vacancies.
The Diversity Programme encourages and supports graduates from all backgrounds to join the Civil Service Fast Stream, regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.
www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk /civil_service_careers   (293 words)

 Amazon.com: Barron's Civil Service Exams: Books: Jerry Bobrow,Peter Z. Orton,William A. Covino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Five diagnostic tests, and eight model Civil Service Exams are presented with answers and explanations for all questions.
Civil Service Clerical Exams (Barron's How to Prepare for the Civil Service Examinations) by Jerry Bobrow Ph.D. Arco Beginning Clerical Worker (Arco Civil Service Test Tutor) by John C. ukor
The actual civil service clerical exam is divided into two sections: Clerical Abilities and Verbal Abilities.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764107771?v=glance   (802 words)

 SCI International Voluntary Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Go beyond the workcamp and play a deeper role in peacemaking and working on environmental and social service initiatives.
LTV positions are excellent opportunities for students to gain experience in international service projects and obtain hands on experience in world issues.
We are run by an all volunteer staff and board located in different cities around the nation.
www.sci-ivs.org   (277 words)

 civil service --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The Civil Guard is commanded by a lieutenant general of the army but is part of the Ministry of the Interior.
By the 16th century provision for service was by treaty.
Provides an overview of the department, civil service exam news, job listings, a summary of services and programs, electronic versions of publications, and job application material.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9273688   (823 words)

 Civil Service Pensions: Homepage
If you are new to Civil Service pensions, have a look at our new entrants section which sets out the pension options open to new members.
We are discussing proposals for change to the Civil Service pension arrangements with the Council of Civil Service Unions in accordance with the principles
The Public Sector Transfer Club is a group of final-salary occupational pension schemes which have agreed special terms for calculating transfer payments between its member schemes.
www.civilservice-pensions.gov.uk   (310 words)

 civil service: History
The use of competitive examinations to select civil officials was begun in China during the Han dynasty (206 B.C. 220), and expanded to include all important positions during the Sung dynasty (960–1279; see
The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0857364.html   (842 words)

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