Civil Service Reforms

Running head: CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS, EEO AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS, EEO AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

                                                                  Petra R. Wright

                                                                                                                                          GLOSSARY

                        Spoils system was a patronage system that was well established as a method of filling government jobs.
                        Civil Service   is any administrative service of a government that requires a huge amount of public service to carry out its orders.
                        Civil Servant or public servant is a person who is employed in the public sector.

                        Civil Service Reforms or (The Pendleton Act) became known as the Civil Service Act of 1883 and re-established the Civil Service Commission.   The Civil Service Act which set up the first civil service system for federal employees to guard against patronage appointments
rendering   it unlawful to fill various federal offices by the spoils system.   Civil service laws establish employment policies for public employees based on the merit principle, which the purpose to eliminate political considerations in the employment process.
                        Merit system is a method of personnel management designed to promote the efficiency and economy of the workforce and the good of the public by providing for the selection and retention of employees, in-service promotional opportunities, and other related matters, on the basis of merit and fitness.

                        Discrimination is an act or acts which are adverse to the employment or educational opportunities of one or more individuals because of their age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, gender or veteran's status

          EEO/AA is an organizational policy of administering all terms and conditions of employment...
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