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CIVIL SERVICE AS AN AGENCY OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL DEPARTMENT EFFICIENCY

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

CIVIL SERVICE AS AN AGENCY OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL DEPARTMENT EFFICIENCY Civil Service is a very human institution and in some form or other has existed wherever large numbers of employees were required for the transaction of Government business. Civil Service laws develop and become realities, when the people of a State realize the importance of having the business of the State transacted in a business-like way and for the benefit of the State as a whole, rather than for the benefit of an individual or set of individuals. In 1883, Congress passed and the President signed a bill “to regulate and improve the Civil Service of the United States.” To-day there are over 280,000 positions classified as competitive. The law has had the support of every President, and Congress itself has always provided for the Civil Service Commission’s appropriation. The first state civil service law reached the statute books…

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