Merit System

The merit system is the process of promoting and hiring government employees based on their ability to perform a job, rather than on their political connections. It is the opposite of the spoils system.

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List Of Chinese Inventions - Shang and Later - M
... Merit system The earliest example of a merit system dates back to the Qin and Han dynasties ... Rank was determined by merit, through the civil service examinations, and education became the key for social mobility ... fall of the Han Dynasty, the nine-rank system was established during the Three Kingdoms period ...
Kentucky Gubernatorial Election, 2007 - Background
... All were related to the merit system investigation ... his administration with regard to personnel actions within the merit system ... for them as head of the executive branch of state government." (See Ernie Fletcher Merit system investigation) Fletcher's approval rating as of May 11, 2007 was at 38%, putting him among ...
Manor C Of E School - The School Today - Merit System
... Manor reward scheme for Years 8 ... uses stickers called Merits ... Students are awarded merits when doing well in certain subjects ... When getting 25 merits, students receive the Bronze Award certificate ...
Merit System - History - United States
... The United States civil service began to be run on the spoils system in 1829 when Andrew Jackson became president ... Two years later the system of appointments to the United States federal bureaucracy was revamped by the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act which made the merit system common practice ... candidates, arranged in the order of their merit as shown by the results of the examination ...
Menard Correctional Center - History To 1935 - Merit, Rules, and Regulations - Merit System
... In 1903, a “grade system” was adopted for inmates ... This lasted until 1920, when the "progressive Merit System" was adopted ... Using this system, "good time" could be awarded to or taken from inmates based on their behavior ...

Famous quotes containing the words system and/or merit:

    Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)

    A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)