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  Civil servant Article, Civilservant Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A civil servant is a career public-sector employeeworking for a government department or agency.
Civil servants are career employees recruited and promoted on the basis of their administrative skill and technical expertise,and as such do not include elected officials or their political advisors.
Civil servants are expected to be politically neutral,and may be prohibited from taking part in political campaigns.
www.anoca.org /service/public/civil_servant.html   (381 words)

 Civil Servant Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the British system of 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.
Civil servants are expected to be politically neutral, and may be prohibited from taking part in political campaigns.
This was changed by the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883 and today U.S. civil servants are appointed and recruited based on merit, although certain civil service positions, including some heads of diplomatic missions and executive agencies may also be filled by political appointees.
popularityguide.com /encyclopedia/Civil_servant   (799 words)

 Civil Service Law & Employment Regimes
The essence of civil servant status is that the legal basis for employment -- the laws and regulations that shape the nature of employment contracts -- is different from that found elsewhere in the economy as defined by the general labor law.
Civil servants are "appointed" by decision of an authorized public institution in accordance with the civil service law.
The intent of civil service legislation is to balance the requirement these employees be responsive to the government of the day, with the parallel requirement that they respect and maintain state institutions over time.
www1.worldbank.org /publicsector/civilservice/civilservicelaw.htm   (2097 words)

 City Journal Autumn 1997 | Fixing the Civil Service Mess by Walter K. Olson
Civil service regulations, once seen as a crucial element of sound governance, have long since become a key barrier to it.
What today passes for civil service "protection" is something unrecognizably different from—and often even the opposite of—what reformers were trying to accomplish in the golden age of civil service, from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth.
After all, even though Mayor La Guardia was a strong friend of civil service principles, his biographers delight in telling stories of his unannounced drop-ins to city agencies, his explosions of temper when he caught employees misbehaving or slacking, and the drastic consequences for those employees—which often included instant dismissal.
www.city-journal.org /html/7_4_fixing.html   (3049 words)

 The Naked Civil Servant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Naked Civil Servant is the first volume of autobiography by the gay icon Quentin Crisp and a TV movie based on the book.
The book started life as a radio interview with Crisp in 1964 conducted by his friend and fellow eccentric, Philip O'Connor, which was heard by the then managing director of Jonathan Cape commisioned by him and appeared in 1968.
The production won the 1976 Prix Italia and in 2000 was placed fourth in a poll of industry professionals conducted by the British Film Institute to find the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Naked_Civil_Servant   (211 words)

 MSN Encarta - Stamps and Stamp Collecting
The collecting and study of postage stamps and related items such as postcards is known as philately, a word derived from Greek meaning, literally, “love of what is free of further tax.” Stamp collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world.
The idea for the adhesive postage stamp was first suggested by the English schoolmaster and civil servant Rowland Hill as one of the many postal reforms in Britain in 1837.
Hill's conception, for which he was later knighted, was derived from similar labels that had been issued almost a century earlier in many parts of Europe as a way of collecting a tax on newspapers.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761556966   (844 words)

 Encyclopedia: Civil servant
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Civil-servant   (139 words)

 Civil Grenadines Saint Servant Vincent, Civil Grenadines Saint Servant Vincent info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Three were respected representatives of the scholastic, artistic, and higher civil servant class.
Colville - [ Anguillian civil servant and historian.] PETTY...
He isn't a Thai civil servant, and he is a straightforward, experienced...
www.gostvincent.info /CivilGrenadinesSaintServantVincent   (829 words)

 Diplomat and civil servant (from Chaucer, Geoffrey) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
He also contributed importantly in the second half of the 14th century to the management of public affairs as courtier, diplomat, and civil servant.
The Civil Guard is commanded by a lieutenant general of the army but is part of the Ministry of the Interior.
Each time a new administration came into power thousands of public servants were discharged and members of the victorious political party took over their jobs.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-10418?tocId=10418   (907 words)

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Civil Service Commission disciplinary court finds former consul general to San Francisco guilty of scheming against subordinate, exploiting seniority, but Foreign Ministry appoints him to another prestigious post in U.S.; employee who filed complaint against consul general says, ‘I do not believe such a person can represent Israel.
Can a senior civil servant who was disciplined for scheming against one of his employees be permitted to hold a prestigious post in the U.S.?
The worker’s complaint led to an investigation, and last February Amrani was brought before the Civil Service Commission disciplinary court, where he was convicted, among other things, of exploiting his seniority, scheming against an employee and violating the Civil Servants’ Ethics Code Law.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3151367,00.html   (483 words)

 Civil Servant for the Year Award
The centre-piece of the annual celebration of Civil Service Week is usually the Long Service Awards, held on the Lawns of King's House, where hundreds of Civil Servants are recognized for their length of service i.e.
Fourteen nominations were received and a panel of judges was asked to determine the Civil Servant for the year 2004.
The centre-piece of the annual celebration of Civil Service Week is usually the Long Service Awards, held on the Lawns of King's House, where hundreds of Civil Servants are recognized.....
www.cabinet.gov.jm /civilServants_year.asp   (200 words)

 India Books and Music - Rites of Passage - A Civil Servant Remembers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1927, a civil servant is born; his becoming Cabinet secretary in 1946 is the prime of life; the resignation in 1959 is a premature end to an illustrious life.
He writes of how civil savants took the initiative, backed to the hilt by the government, and restored order on an emergency footing.
H M Patel’s life story, of a civil servant turned nation builder, mirrors he story of transition.
www.indiaclub.com /html/14699.htm   (385 words)

Perhaps I am as status conscious as anyone but my status anxiety is rarely triggered because of where I live, where I work and the people around me. As a Kiwi living in Britain, I am isolated from the expectations of family and friends.
The Jaded Civil Servant was cooked up in a few moments when TH asked what we were going to call this blog.
Although I am indeed a Jaded Civil Servant, it is not my intention for this blog become an outlet for workplace frustrations; Complainers are boring and complainers who complain about boring jobs are especially boring.
jadedcivilservant.blogspot.com   (1160 words)

 The Hindu : Telecom officers firm on civil servant status
Ram Vilas Paswan's attempt to persuade the Union Cabinet to grant them civil servant status for 10 years, telecom officers rejected the Government's offer of five years' deemed deputation in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
They said while their work-to-rule agitation would continue, they would also examine legal options to prevent the Government from depriving them of civil servants' status.
Officers would be marching to the Prime Minister's residence tomorrow in protest against discrimination shown to them as compared to civil servants from other cadres.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/09/29/stories/02290007.htm   (346 words)

 What Being an "International Civil Servant" Means to Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I could become the international person that I thought I always should be, by virtue of becoming an international civil servant.
A note: "International Civil Servant" is NOT the same as "Diplomat." Diplomats have the interests of the countries they represent, and they are responsible to and report to the ministries and departments of the countries that sent them.
International civil servants serve these diplomats in the best way possible through various services, including someone like me, who, as a librarian, attempts to provide them with the information they need to accomplish the goals of world peace and security through cooperation and various non-violent methods.
home.earthlink.net /~tnagumo/ics.html   (986 words)

 Princess to Wed Tokyo Civil Servant
There was a rare piece of good news for the Japanese royal family yesterday when it was reported that the emperor and empress's only daughter is to marry a commoner.
Princess Sayako, 35, will marry Yoshiki Kuroda, a Tokyo civil servant, as early as next spring, according to the Kyodo news agency.
The couple have reportedly known each other since they were children and both graduated from Gakushuin University in Tokyo, where Mr Kuroda, 39, was a friend of the princess's elder brother, Prince Akishino.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/11-14-2004-61626.asp   (200 words)

 Wired News: Civil Servant Author   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His primary qualification for sitting on the Modern Library's board -- aside from the value of his rising literary stock, since saleability of a board member's own Modern Library titles is considered essential in the eyes of the libe -- is a lifetime of fanciful thought, authoritative speculation, and quaintly inflected bloviation.
The proud son of pedigreed Southern stock, Foote wrote five pedestrian novels in the 1950s before buckling down to his life's work: a three-volume tome on the Civil War, which he finished in 1974.
He still confuses his work with the war itself, regularly referring to his own life "before" and "after the war" and pontificating on the "war's effect" on his readers.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,15760,00.html   (566 words)

 IFP Press Releases - 2 October 1998 - Gwala hits back at civil servant allegations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quotes in the media allegedly made by Gideon Mdlalose’s "spokeswoman", Thuledu Khumalo, regarding the IFP’s Blessed Gwala have prompted Gwala to address the issues of politicking and lack of impartiality among KwaZulu-Natal’s civil administrative staff.
"Throughout the world, civil servants are employed on the basis of their impartiality and apolitical views.
"As we promote the concept of sound government, the political ramblings of civil servants in the media does little to support our case.
www.ifp.org.za /Archive/Releases/021098pr.htm   (238 words)

 Millionaire in the making: An officer and civil servant - Jan. 19, 2005
Civil servant and reservist Megan Murray is marching towards a secure retirement.
A near 17-year veteran, Megan intends to stay, at the very least, another six years in order to qualify for a military retirement.
Two years ago, Megan was called up for active duty.
money.cnn.com /2005/01/19/pf/millionaire/rp_murray   (799 words)

 ASQ: Confessions of a Civil Servant
Confessions of a Civil Servant is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the military.
This book takes fourteen overarching themes in government, developed through entertaining stories of Stone's experiences as a civil servant.
This book is a must-read for anyone who has, or is considering taking, a leadership position in government, the military, or any large organization, either public or private.
qualitypress.asq.org /perl/catalog.cgi?item=P998   (116 words)

 Civil Servant
I thought this story was going to make civil servants look really bad.
But upon closer review, it is also quite a fl eye for advocates of "outsourcing," which is a fancy term for contracting-out to private sector firms tasks that used to be performed by government employees.
I mailed mine in, and expect a torrent of visits here at Civil Servant.
civilservant.blogspot.com   (2186 words)

 GN Online: Ex-civil servant named Lanka PM's secretary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bradman Weerakoon, an ex-civil servant and eminent administrator, has been named secretary of Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.
Weerakoon first served as former premier late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike's secretary during the 1956-59 period and then went on to serve as the secretary to former prime ministers Wijayananda Dahanayaka, Dudley Senanayaka, Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Ranasinghe Premadasa.
Weerakoon entered the administrative service then known as the Ceylon Civil Service at the age of 23 years.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=35419   (266 words)

 Annan, Kofi --  Encyclopædia Britannica
in full Kofi Atta Annan Ghanaian international civil servant who in 1997 became the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations (UN).
He was the corecipient, with the United Nations, of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2001.
Ghanaian international civil servant who in 1997 became the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations (UN).
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9003039&ref=news0405arc   (814 words)

I can't exactly say that I care, being a recovering Catholic and all, but it's newsworthy so I suppose I should consider its implications for Catholics and the rest of the planet.
After all, I'm the not-so-naked civil servant and I muse...so I'd best be about it!
For those of you that may not remember, John Paul II was the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church and reigned over a billion people as God's purported official representative on earth for almost 27 years.
wehosocks.typepad.com /the_musings_of_a_notsonak   (1141 words)

 Civil servant's son   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You are reborn as a younger son of a minor civil servant.
You are rather lazy and perhaps fonder of rice wine than is wise.
You have failed the examinations so you can't get a post in the civil service.
www.tiac.net /~cri_a/reincarnation/rein035.html   (110 words)

 www.GovExec.com - Bush selects career civil servant as new e-gov leader (9/3/03)
Bush selects career civil servant as new e-gov leader
Evans differs from Forman in that she is a career civil servant, and is more removed from Bush's immediate political circles, Arnold added.
"There are pros and cons with having a career civil servant [as technology chief]," said Paul Brubaker, a partner at ICG Government, a Reston, Va.-based consulting and market research firm, and former deputy CIO at the Defense Department.
www.govexec.com /dailyfed/0903/090303a1.htm   (578 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: The Naked Civil Servant (1975)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now stylishly re-packaged, THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT celebrates the life of the late Quentin Crisp.
Starring John Hurt, in a performance that brought him international acclaim, THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT tells the extraordinary true-life tale of this 20th Century Oscar Wilde.
Quentin Crisp was a pioneer of the 'silence = death' philosophy adopted by the gay rights movement in the 80's and 90's.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JQV3?v=glance   (1469 words)

 Civil servant named new Hong Kong chief - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Civil servant named new Hong Kong chief - (United Press International)
HONG KONG, China, Mar. 13 (UPI) -- A career civil servant has been named to serve as Hong Kong's acting chief executive.
Donald Tsang rose through the ranks while Hong Kong was under British rule and was awarded a knighthood, the New York Times reported.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20050313-033032-6279r.htm   (182 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Politico's Guide to How to Be a Civil Servant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Buy Politico's Guide to How to Be a Civil Servant with How to Pass the Civil Service Qualifying Tests today!
A complete guide to the functions and duties of the civil service.
It should be useful to anyone considering a career in the civil service.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1842750976   (340 words)

 How to be a Civil Servant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwards Page and Bill Jenkins have recently published an accurate, fascinating and detailed description of the modern UK civil service in the form of Policy Bureacracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands which is based on numerous interviews with middle-ranking civil servants in a range of departments.
Corrections to How to be a Civil Servant
Civil servants, and those interested in understanding the modern UK civil service, might like to buy the companion book to this site, published by Politicos Publishing, a branch of Methuens.
www.civilservant.org.uk   (337 words)

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