Civil Service Commission 1855 1991

Author: Richard A. Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135773588
Release Date: 2004-02-28
Genre: History

The Civil Service Commision was created in 1855 and became the key institution in the development of the British civil service. Its work was primarily the recruitment of civil servants by fair methods, treating all qualified applicants equally, and using open competitions wherever practicable. It was held in high esteem not only in the United Kingdom but also in the many other countries throughout the world which, in many places, modelled their methods of public service recruitment on its pioneering work. It continued until 1991, when most of its work was devolved to over 3,000 government departments and executive agencies. This book describes the gestation, growth, development and eventual demise of the Commision and includes a number of in-depth case studies. Using source material such as official files, many only recently available for research, together with other records and evidence to official committees, the book provides a biography of an institution. It shows how the department was formally organised and there is a particular focus on how it actually worked on a day-to-day basis. With three in-depth chapters on the chronological development of the Commision and seven case studies of themes or issues that reveal methods of work and influences on its activities, this book uses file-based research more extensively than any other history of a British government department. The Civil Service Commision, 1855-1991 reveals insights into civil service recruitment and makes a major original contribution to our understanding of the practice and politics of public administration.

Leadership in the British Civil Service Routledge Revivals

Author: Richard A. Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136451720
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Political Science

First published in 1984, this book examines the style of leadership amongst senior civil servants and its impact on administrative reform by investigating the work of Sir Percival Waterfield who was First Civil Service Commissioner from 1939 to 1951. He was responsible for setting up the Civil Service Selection Board which was the key institution in the pioneering new approach to personnel selection initiated in Britain after the Second World War. It has been regarded as the model for personnel recruitment in other contexts and for civil service recruitment in other countries. The book raises fundamental questions about the criteria for recruitment and promotion of leading officials in British central government and offers a rare glimpse of the day to day work of top civil servants and the administrative culture in which they operate.

Science for the Nation

Author: Peter Morris
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: NWU:35556040525867
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Genre: History

A engaging history of the British Science Museum, produced to mark the centenary of its separation from the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1909. Rather than simply a narrative history, it uses the key themes of the Science Museums evolution to explore major issues and tensions common to the development of all science and technology museums.

Bugs about Bugs

Author: Thomas C. Chady
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:57689417
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Brothers (Religious)


Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry Classic Edition

Author: Earl Swokowski
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495559719
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Mathematics

The latest edition in the highly respected Swokowski/Cole precalculus series retains the elements that have made it so popular with instructors and students alike: its exposition is clear, the time-tested exercise sets feature a variety of applications, its uncluttered layout is appealing, and the difficulty level of problems is appropriate and consistent. Mathematically sound, ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY, CLASSIC EDITION, 12E, effectively prepares students for further courses in mathematics through its excellent, time-tested problem sets. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Eagle

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105071577220
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Military education


Chest

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037768975
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Chest


Single Variable Calculus

Author: James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495011613
Release Date: 2007-03-29
Genre: Mathematics

Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart’s CALCULUS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With CALCULUS, Sixth Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Climatological Data

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ISBN: UOM:39015023926101
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Meteorology

Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.