merit system


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merit system

n.
The system of appointing and promoting civil service personnel on the basis of merit rather than political affiliation or loyalty.

merit system

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the system of employing and promoting civil servants solely on the basis of ability rather than patronage. Compare spoils system

mer′it sys`tem


n.
the system or practice in which persons are hired or promoted on the basis of ability rather than patronage.
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Noun1.merit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of abilitymerit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
spoils system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
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He added that political pressure in any decision would be rejected and only merit system would be ensured in the university in order to create positive image of the university.
There is no merit system in the largest city of Pakistan.
We are striving hard to uproot the corruption, maintain genuine merit system in the province, he said.
The Alba management has also announced an upgrade to the existing merit system to include safety in the performance criteria.
The merit system will be based on detachment commander rank, field training rank, Air Force Officer Qualification Test score, academic aptitude and cumulative grade point average.
My candidate took office and instituted a merit system, but decided not to take the cable TV out of the jail.
The education ministry said that it was appointing 6,305 teachers based on the merit system, adding that they had all been approved by the civil service ministry.
The March 14 coalition has called for distancing the public sector from political fighting, suggesting that a merit system should be adopted in the selection of all posts.
His presentation was on the upcoming merit retention elections, including the history of the merit system in Florida, the role of appellate judges, and accessing resources for information via The Florida Bar's public education program "The Vote's in Your Court" on the web at www.
Importantly, the new merit system gave voters an opportunity to assess a sitting judge on the basis of merit through a nonpartisan judicial merit retention vote.
Idaho teachers are working under several new roles passed by lawmakers last year, one being a new merit system to reward teachers that go above and beyond.
We also expect Brussels to call for more reforms of the administration by the merit system," Arifi said adding that following the release of the report and the closing of the political debate about it, a new plan should be drafted for fast realization of the recommendations.