Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

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    The Civil Service System

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    such a vast number of employees would take a system nearly as complex as the government itself. The civil service system was created to do exactly that. The purpose of this paper is to explore the origin, history, and evolution of this system and its relevance today. The civil service system is often referred to a personnel administration or, a better-known term; human resources. Merriam –Webster’s dictionary defines personnel administration as the phase of management concerned with the engagement and effective utilization of manpower to obtain optimum efficiency of human resources. What we know as…

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    The Office of Personal Management was established by Theodore Roosevelt is considered to be the father of the cutting edge merit-based administration. Merit is a term which means the value of quality of something or someone. Merit selection ensures that selection is based only on a person's ability to perform the work. Merit selection aims to choose the best person for the job, resulting in a quality workforce. OPM's history, which started with the Civil Service Act in 1883 and formally renamed…

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    government positions to those who supported their political party during the election allowing the government to become corrupt. After the assassination, the government began to realize a new system was necessary, the Pendleton Civil Service Act created laws with new requirements to ensure those up for the federal positions had the proper education and greater professionalism. This act was effective at accomplishing reform and progressive goals not only due to the fact that it ended the…

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    Indian Child Welfare

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    Political factors and the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 Politically, the 1970’s were a time of social welfare reform that allowed advocates the opportunity to push for tribal sovereignty and the overall wellbeing of Indian children. The success of this period as a highpoint in social welfare was largely due to the push for domestic legislation surrounding social welfare issues like the desegregation of schools, civil rights, voting rights, and War on Poverty (Blau, Abramovitz, 2014). This…

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    James MacGregor Burns’ Leadership also offers critical insight into the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of moral leadership. According to Burns, “transformational leadership demands commitment, persistence, courage, perhaps selflessness and self-abnegation. Pragmatic, transactional leadership requires a shrewd eye for opportunity, a good hand at bargaining, persuading, reciprocating.” Simply put, transformational leaders seek to mobilize their followers to through act of…

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    Johnson's Sixties

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    The expansive welfare society of the 1960s was mainly as a results of Johnson’s initiatives of 1965-1967, referred as the Golden Society (GML 977). According to GML the initiatives provided health services to the poor and elderly, direct food aid to the poor (food stamps), increased government spending in education and urban development. Johnson also set up new cabinet offices and agencies like Housing and Urban Development and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission respectively (GML 977). Such…

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    The Reformation In England

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    As society changes, trends repeat themselves throughout time. This same theory applies to the Reformation in England and the formation of the then newly established Church of England. No matter the circumstances, England’s reform was bound to happen. The English reform assisted in the creation of The Church of England, which follows the Christian faith. Anglicanism, today’s name the Christian denomination, is thought to be a happy medium between Protestant and Roman Catholic. The Reformation was…

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    PA531 Human Resource Mgmt Name: Xue Qin 1/26/2017 Research Memo of NLRB and FLRA NLRB, the National Labor Relations Board, is an independent federal agency vested with the ability to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions. The NLRB is an independent Federal agency established to enforce the National Labor…

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    ADA Case Study

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    Case Study 1 History and Background of ADA ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was passed and signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George Bush Sr. (ADA, 2016, Timeline of). This Act was put in place to protect people with disabilities whom are able to perform a job, with reasonable accommodations. Employers with 15 or more employees are required to following the ADA. Some examples of disabilities are hearing or seeing impairment, wheelchair bound, etc. …

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    while opponents of the program believe that its questionable constitutional validity, along with its lack of clear success in preventing a single terrorist attack, leaves the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program in desperate need of reform or outright abolishment.…

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