Ch 08 PPT revised

Ch 08 PPT revised - Part III: People in Government...

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Part III: People in Government  Part III: People in Government  Organizations Organizations
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Chapter 8: The Civil Service Chapter 8: The Civil Service
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Government Civil Service Systems Civil service system: employment system used by democratic governments to minimize political tinkering with the administrative process. Employees are Hired by merit Paid according to position Protected from political interference and dismissal Obligated to accountability
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Fundamental Elements of the Civil Service System Position classification: each position is identified in terms of the special knowledge the job requires, its level of difficulty, and the responsibilities that come with it. Staffing Compensation
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Position Classification in the Civil Service Positions are defined according to occupation, degree of difficulty, and responsibility. General Schedule (GS level) that governs most employees includes fifteen grades. Each grade has ten steps (1-4: 52 weeks) (4-7: 104 weeks) (7-10: 156 weeks) Math: how many years it take from GS1-GS 15?
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FES: PATCO
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Position Classification Problems Written descriptions rarely match actual jobs System creates strong incentives for grade creep Grade creep: tendency for agencies to multiply the number of high administrative positions, shift professional specialists to administrative roles, or seek higher classifications for existing positions Federal workforce has changed; makes it difficult to keep system up-to-date
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Staffing the Civil Service Hiring process asks that applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements for white- collar positions take one of these exams: Assembled examination: written test administered usually at a number of cities throughout the country; used mostly for lower positions Griggs vs. Duke power Unassembled examination:
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