[IPAC-List] Merit System Principles and hiring competent people

Dennis Doverspike dennisdoverspike at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 10:17:36 EST 2020


I have a talk I have given and do give on the history of Merit principles.
To make a long talk short -

1. At the State and Local level, merit principles are usually codified
through statements in the Constitution, Laws, Rules, Codes, or local Civic
Service rules.

2. NY, Massachusetts, and OHio were the three states to first have merit
principles in their code.

3. As for how Merit is operationalized, you need to look at the particular
language of the relevant code. Usually, the code refers to "merit" and
"fitness" with "merit" defined as performance on a competitive examination
and "fitness" left more ambiguous. There may also be statements regarding
the applicants being "qualified" and the listing of "minimums."

 Is that what you were asking?


On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 11:06 PM Joel Wiesen <
jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com> wrote:

> Is there anything in the Merit System Principles that says that a person
> passing an exam should be competent to do the job?
> Also, where is it written that the merit system principles apply to
> state and local governments?
> All I found so far is that we should be promoting the best qualified
> person, for federal service jobs.
> Thanks.
> Joel
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