Accession Number : ADA302559

Title :   The Rule of Three in Federal Hiring: Boon or Bane?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF POLICY AND EVALUATION

Personal Author(s) : Erdreich, Ben L. ; Slavet, Beth S. ; Amador, Antonio C.

PDF Url : ADA302559

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This report analyzes how the 'rule of three'-a long standing requirement established by law--affects and in turn has been affected by changes in how the federal civil service hires new employees. The rule of three requires managers to select new employees from among the top three available candidates referred to them. This report also discusses how a second legal requirement, veterans preference, affects Federal hiring through its interaction with the rule of three. (AN)

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *EMPLOYMENT, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, REQUIREMENTS, JOBS, POLICIES, DECISION MAKING, HUMAN RESOURCES, SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), RECRUITING, QUALIFICATIONS, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, LABOR MARKETS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL), GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE