Civil service

The term civil service can refer to either a branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed (hired) on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations; or the body of employees in any government agency apart from the military, which is a separate extension of any national government.

A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. 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 (national government) employees are referred to as civil servants whereas county or city employees are not.

Many consider the study of 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.

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Budget 2022: Civil servants not to be forgotten - PM Ismail Sabri

Malaysian National News Agency 28 Oct 2021
Civil servants not to be forgotten - PM Ismail Sabri ... “We truly appreciate the civil servants as they are important to nation development....

Bombing in Myanmar city highlights escalating violence

Arab News 28 Oct 2021
... toward civil war ... Wednesday’s attack in Mandalay was in support of a civil disobedience movement that seeks to deprive the state of workers and revenue. Civil servants have been encouraged to stay away from work and customers have been urged not to pay their electricity bills....

Subscriber of the Week: Joel Salmon

New Statesman 27 Oct 2021
What do you do?. I’m a civil servant at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Where do you live?. North London. Do you vote?. I do ... As a civil servant I couldn’t possibly comment ... ....

Brexit: UK 'downplayed' risk to NI peace process says ex-diplomat

BBC News 27 Oct 2021
The article describes her dilemma as a "conflicted civil servant" who felt her her government was implementing Brexit in a way that was "deliberately misleading and a violation of my civil service duty to act with integrity" ... She also acknowledged that UK civil ......

Unions attack lack of detail on public sector pay

Belfast Telegraph 27 Oct 2021
GMB general secretary Gary Smith said ... “It all reeks of vacuous gesture politics.” Civil and other public servants have been living the reality of a pay freeze for over a decadeMark Serwotka, PCS union ... “Civil and other public servants have been living the reality of a pay freeze for over a decade ... Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter ... ....

After coup, Sudanese general says ousted premier stayed with him

Finger Lakes Times 27 Oct 2021
Supporters of Hamdok have demanded his immediate release and Hamdok's own office has urged his supporters to engage in protests and acts of civil disobedience ... Meanwhile, doctors and civil servants in Sudan called for a general strike to protest the coup, which has thrown the East African nation of 44 million into fresh turmoil....

Professor Sir Michael Rutter obituary

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Oct 2021
... a book described as a “sort of rough guide to youth to which every head teacher, civil servant, legislator — and parent — should have access”.Sponsored....

Judicial salaries frozen for another year

Hong Kong Standard 27 Oct 2021
... the pay freeze for civil servants in 2021-22, the findings of the 2020 Benchmark Study on the Earnings of Legal Practitioners in Hong Kong, the principle of judicial independence and the position of the Judiciary,” said the spokesman....

What time is the Budget 2021 today?

The Independent 27 Oct 2021
He may end the one-year freeze on public sector pay, which last year hit 1.3 million professionals including civil servants, council staff, teachers and emergency services personnel (NHS frontline workers were exempted) in a move the government deemed ......

Masks made mandatory again in parliament for staff – but not for ‘above the rules’ MPs

The Independent 27 Oct 2021
The FDA union for civil servants said elected representatives were acting as if they were “above” the rules that everyone else on the parliamentary estate has to follow....

Does Divestment From Fossil Fuels Really Work?

Oil Price 27 Oct 2021
The largest Dutch pension fund ABP, which mainly represents government and civil servants and holds more than ......

PAC report slams reliance on consulting at NHS Test and Trace

Computer Weekly 27 Oct 2021
In an explanation about the programme’s over-reliance on consultants, NHST&T previous head Dido Harding said that the nature of the pandemic required the service to pool all the human resources that it could, including volunteers, the Army, civil servants and consultants....