The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (ch. 27, 22 Stat. 403) is a United States
federal law, enacted in 1883, which established that positions within the federal ...
Citation: An Act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States, ...
Approved on January 16, 1883, the Pendleton Act established a merit-based ...
An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States. Be it enacted
by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in ...
Pendleton Civil Service Act, (Jan. 16, 1883), landmark U.S. legislation
establishing the tradition and mechanism of permanent federal employment
based on ...
The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, or the Pendleton Act, states that U.S.
Government employees should be hired on merit and not political reasons. It was
The Pendleton Act was passed following the assassination of James A. Garfield
in 1881 by a man who believed he deserved a government job.
The Pendleton Act stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the
basis of merit. It provided for selection of government employees through ...
The Pendleton Act had closed the "front door" to civil service. But the "back door,"
or removal from office, remained unprotected from party politics. Indeed, it was ...
This lesson will discuss the Pendleton Civil Service Act. Read on to learn about
why the act was adopted and why it is important regarding the...
Definition of the Pendleton Act, which reformed the Civil Service in the 1880s.