What is the Civil Service Commission?
The Civil Service Commission was a group established by Ulysses S. Grant to observe and report on corruption in the federal government. It also served to ensure that federal government employees were hired based on the merit of the people, not on personal relationships. Since Grant established this group to quell the complaints of his party, he did not really pay it much attention and it was shut down in 1875 due to Congress not renewing its funding in 1874. The commission remained inactive for ten years before it was reinstated.
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Last updated: 03/22/2018