Report Volume 3

Report Volume 3

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...may be supposed to have studied the subject of Civil Service Reform and to know that a set of rules covering every possible contingency by rigid provisions can not be made without in some cases defeating its very object, the good of the service. The critics, without much study and with no experience, presume to know more than all the experts, if they assert that there are no good reasons to provide for exceptional cases; or if they admit the necessity for such provisions, they arrogate to themselves a better judgment in regard to the individual cases objected to than the heads of departments and the Civil Service Commissioners who have been given a certain discretion in these matters because they are supposed to have the requisite knowledge, experience, judgment and conscientiousness to weigh the reasons pro and contra carefully in all cases requiring discretional action. or otherwise to come in contact with large numbers of people. pro and contra carefully in all cases requiring discretional action. Every non-competitive examination and appointment that occurred under my observation, and of which I have personal knowledge, was consented to by the Board because good reasons were adduced for it; the persons so appointed have all given the best satisfaction, and not a single complaint has been heard of or presented against any of them. Those appointments were taken as a pretense for unjustified attacks upon this department, continued during many months. Its work was hampered; its cause discredited; certain rude and immature individuals presumed to dictate to the Commissioners what they ought to do, after systematically misleading the reading public by prevarications, by obscuring and misconstruing facts, and by slanderous insinuations evidently...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659455X
  • 9781236594556