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404FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. C11. 27. 1883. relative capacity and fitness of the persons examined to discharge the ‘ duties of the service into which they seek to be appointed. 0¤°°¤·°*°··]*°" Second, that all the odiccs, places, and cmployments so arranged or mlm to be arranged in classes shall be filled by selections according to gyaido hom among those graded highest as the results of such competmvo examinations. Appointments, Third, appointments to the public service aforesaid in the depart- ‘ I""' ¤PP°**i°¤°d· méuts at Washington shall be apportioned among the scycml States and Territories and the Distdct of Columbia upon the basis of popula- Applications, tion as ascertained at the lasts preceding census. Every application for h°" ¤**d°· an examination shall contain, among other things, a. statement, jmdcr oath, setting forth his or hor actual bona ildc residence at the tupc of making the application, as well as how long he or sho has been a I‘BS1(]0I1b of such place. Fourth, that there shall be a period of probation before any absolute 2. intment 0i· em loyment aforesaid. c•!¤¤ji}•¤*i¤¤¤ pgiih, that no pegs0n in the public service is for that reason under '°;g’°l;f,{;’3,Iit‘§d“‘ any obligations to contribute to any political fund, or to render aiiy P° Ppolitical ssgrice, and that he will not be removed or otherwise prejudiced fo1‘ usiu to do so. Sixth, that noiaerson in said service has any right to use his ciilcial authority or iniluance to coerce the political action of any person or body. '

N¤¤-¤qmppti- Seventh, there shall be non-competitive examinations in all proper
  • W¤¤¤=¤¤¤¤¤¤<>¤¤· cases before the commgsicn, when competent persons do not compete,

after notice has been given of the existence of tho vacancy, under such rules as may be prescribed by the commissioners as to the manner of giving notice.

 IY¤i=i<=¤ of ¤P— Eighth, that notice shall be given in writing by the appointing power

P°‘“*“‘°“*» °"°· to said commission of the persons selected for appointment or employ- ment from among those who liayc lmm examined, of the place of 1’€Sidence of such persons, of the rejection of any such persons after probation, of transfers, resignatious, and removals, and of .the dats thereof, and a record of the same shall be kept by said commission. And any necessary exceptions hom said eight fundamental provisions of the rules shall be set forth in connection with such rules, and the reasons there-

 for shall be stated in the annual reports of the commission.

K°$¤]¤F¤°¤§ fw THIRD. Said commission shall, subject to the rules that may be

‘r3';‘;“:°h;:;;"’ made by the President, make regulations for, and have control oi} such

’ examinations, und, through its mémbcrs or the examiners, it shall supervisa and preserve the records of thq same; and said commission shall keep minutes of its own proceedings. P*!*i¤¤ <>f ¤•¤¤- Fomz•1·K. Said commission may make investigations concerning the ”“‘*“°“°”* facts, and may report upon all matters touching the enforcement and effects of said rules and regulations, and concerning the action of any examiner or board of examiners hereinafter provided for, and its own iuborgiréims, and those in the public service, in respect to the execuion 0 t 's uct. — Qiqpvri of vm- FIFTH. Said commission shall make an annual report to the President ““““°“°”· for transmission to Congress, showing its own action, the rules and regulations and the exceptions thereto in force, the practical effects thare§fiy;.ud {:11); inggestious it m;y approve for the more cifactual anccmp is men 0 t o purposes 0 t is uct. cum cmumm, Sec. 3. That said commission is authorized to employ a. chief exammcr, gm part of whose duty it shall be,nnder its direction, to act with the exannning boards, so far us practicable, whether at Washington or elsewhere, and to secure accnmcy, uniformity, and justice in ull their Compensation. proceedings, which shall be at all times open to him. The clik—fcx:•.m· Tmnuug ·x incr shall be entitled to receive :1. salary at the mtu of three thousand penn. dollars a. year, aug} he shall be paid his necessary tmvclidig expenses Bowman incurrcd m the discharge of his duty The commission shnll have a secretary, to be appointed by the President, who slmll receive a salary