Congressional Edition Volume 6299

Congressional Edition Volume 6299

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...three general heads: (1) Dislike of the invidious distinctions made in the act between different classes of the public service; (2) discontent with the provisions of the act, particularly the scale of pensions and the absence of a refund in case of death or withdrawal from the service before reaching the age of superannuation; and, (3) distrust of the actuarial soundness of the plan. (1) Dislike of distinctions between different classes of civil servants. The body of civil servants generally felt aggrieved that all other classes of public servants received gratuitous pensions while on them, the humblest-salaried servants of the Crown, a tax which they could ill afford was levied to meet the expenses of their superannuation. They saw, on the one hand, that ministers of State, diplomatic officers, judges, and other officials of the superior, county, and sheriffs' courts throughout the United Kingdom, and the chief officers of many of the civil departments of the State were retired on liberal pensions often after only a few years' service; and they saw, on the other hand, that their fellow-officers who Had entered the service prior to 1829, individuals of the same social rank, performing the same official duties, received their full salaries without deduction and were retired on a scale of pensions about twice the value of those awarded themselves. The testimony of Sir Charles E. Trevelyan brought out the fact that particularly large pensions were paid to certain great officers of State appointed to their positions by reason of political favor and to members of the judicial establishments. Sir Charles E. Trevelyan, who was Assistant Secretary to the Treasury and deeply interested in the subject of civil-service reform, gave the committee much...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653033
  • 9781236653031