An Act To reform the civil service laws

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It is the policy of the United States that in order to provide the people of the United States with a competent, honest, and productive Federal work force and to improve the quality of public service, the Federal personnel management should be implemented consistent with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices. The Act sets forth provisions concerning: merit system principles; civil service functions; performance appraisal; adverse actions; staffing; senior executive service; merit pay; research, demonstration, and other programs; Federal service labor-management relations; and grade and pay retention. Section 5102♭ (5) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking out "section 5365" and inserting "section 5375" in lieu thereof. This section refers to the police force of the National Zoological Park.


  • United States Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States Code


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 92 Stat. 1111
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the "Civil Service Reform Act of 1978".

Contained within

92 Stat. 1111 (1978); Pub. L. No. 95-454 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1980
  • 10/13/1978


  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Personnel management
  • Civil service reform
  • Police
  • Merit pay


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 1111-12, 1221-23

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