Civil Service

The term civil service has two different meanings:

  • A branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations.
  • The body of employees in any government agency other than the military.

A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. The term explicitly excludes the armed services, although civilian officials can work at "Defence Ministry" headquarters. The extent of civil servants of a state as part of the "Civil Service" varies from country to country. In the United Kingdom, for instance, only Crown employees are referred to as civil servants, county or city employees are not.

Many consider the study of civil service to be a part of the field of public administration. Workers in "non-departmental public bodies" (sometimes called "QUANGOs") may also be classed as civil servants for the purpose of statistics and possibly for their terms and conditions. Collectively a state's civil servants form its Civil Service or Public Service.

An international civil servant or international staff member is a civilian employee that is employed by an international organisation. These international civil servants do not resort under any national legislation (from which they have immunity of jurisdiction) but are governed by an internal staff regulation. All disputes related to international civil service are brought before special tribunals created by these international organisations such as, for instance, the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO.

Specific referral can be made to the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) of the United Nations, an independent expert body established by the United Nations General Assembly. Its mandate is to regulate and coordinate the conditions of service of staff in the United Nations common system, while promoting and maintaining high standards in the international civil service.

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Civil Service - Other Meanings
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S. Shungrasoobyer - Civil Service
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Liu Zi - During and After Chancellorship
... given the responsibilities over the ministries of civil service affair and rites (禮部, Lǐbu, notice different tone than the ministry of civil service affairs) ... In 788, he was again deputy minister of civil service affairs, and in 790 he was made the minister of civil service affairs ... because Dou wanted to also be minister of civil service affairs, Liu was made the minister of justice (刑部尚書, Xingbu Shangshu) ...
Cabinet Office (United Kingdom) - Ministers
... Rt Hon Francis Maude MP Minister for the Cabinet Office Civil Service, efficiency and reform The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP Minister of State Government policy, Coalition Agreement The ... the Cabinet Office on some aspects of the Efficiency and Reform and Civil Service Reform agenda, as well as Cyber Security and Civil Contingencies ... Nick Hurd MP Parliamentary Secretary (Civil society) Big Society agenda Charities Volunteering Social Enterprise Key Conservative Liberal Democrat All of the Cabinet Office's ministers, excluding the ...
Arthur Vincent Aston - Education
... He was the World War I RFA Cadet Malayan Civil Service in 1919 ... He served in the Malayan Civil Service from 1919 until 1951 ... Aston also posted as the Malayan Civil Service Chairman of Kinta Sanitary Board, Acting Resident Councillor of Penang from 1 April 1933 to 20 April 1933, District Officer ...

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    Come, civil night,
    Thou sober-suited matron all in black.
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