The Spoils System and Civil Service Reform in the Custom-House and Post-Office at New York

 
9781231379288: The Spoils System and Civil Service Reform in the Custom-House and Post-Office at New York

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...effect upon the persons previously in the service and particularly upon those aspiring to promotion. There has been, upon the part of the latter, an increased iuterest in the work and a desire to extend acquaintance with it beyond the particular desk occupied, and thus the general morale of the entire service has been raised....The examinations have been attended by many citizens, who have been given an opportunity to investigate the scope and character of the tests and the methods of determining the results, and these visitors have, without exception, approved the methods employed and several of them have publicly attested their favorable opinion. In conclusion, we would respectfully report that the present system has enabled us to fully carry out your injunction that appointments and removals be made on business principles and by fixed rules. The service has been directly benefited by the high qualifications and example of the persons admitted under these rules, and indirectly so by the assurance to all concerned that efficiency and character are the sole requirements for admission, without regard to the merely personal or partisan wishes of those who desire to use the civil service for their own ends." On transmitting that report to Congress, and in the light of ample confirmation from the treasury department, the President, in his message of December, 1879, declares that under the competitive system in New York, " the result has been salutary in a marked degree, and that the general application of similar rules cannot fail to be of decided benefit to the service." The same results have continued during the past year, to which the annual message of December, 1880, bears no less decisive testimony. My investigations bring me to the same con...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 38 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.1in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: . . . effect upon the persons previously in the service and particularly upon those aspiring to promotion. There has been, upon the part of the latter, an increased iuterest in the work and a desire to extend acquaintance with it beyond the particular desk occupied, and thus the general morale of the entire service has been raised. . . . The examinations have been attended by many citizens, who have been given an opportunity to investigate the scope and character of the tests and the methods of determining the results, and these visitors have, without exception, approved the methods employed and several of them have publicly attested their favorable opinion. In conclusion, we would respectfully report that the present system has enabled us to fully carry out your injunction that appointments and removals be made on business principles and by fixed rules. The service has been directly benefited by the high qualifications and example of the persons admitted under these rules, and indirectly so by the assurance to all concerned that efficiency and character are the sole requirements for admission, without regard to the merely personal or partisan wishes of those who desire to use the civil service for their own ends. On transmitting that report to Congress, and in the light of ample confirmation from the treasury department, the President, in his message of December, 1879, declares that under the competitive system in New York, the result has been salutary in a marked degree, and that the general application of similar rules cannot fail to be of decided benefit to the service. The same results have continued during the past year, to which the annual message of December, 1880, bears no less decisive testimony. My investigations bring me to the same con. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781231379288

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