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On October 13th, 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act was signed into law, marking the first major changes to the American civil service system since the Pendleton Act of 1883. The CSRA brought about sweeping changes to the federal government and workforce. Among its effects were the creation of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Senior Executive Service (SES).

On October 13th, 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act was signed into law, marking the first major changes to the American civil service system since the Pendleton Act of 1883. The CSRA brought about sweeping changes to the federal government and workforce. Among its effects were the creation of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Senior Executive Service (SES).

In recognition of the occasion, SEA President Bill Valdez joined FEDtalk host and SEA Communications Director Ben Carnes, alongside MSPB Vice Chairman Mark Robbins, FLRA Chairman Colleen Duffy Kiko, and OSC Deputy Special Counsel Tristan Leavitt on a special episode of FEDtalk on Federal News Network covering the 40-year history of the Civil Service Reform Act, including how it connects to renewed discussions of civil service modernization:

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Valdez also appeared alongside the Partnership for Public Service's Kristine Simmons and The Volcker Alliance's Thomas W. Ross for an interview with Mike Causey on Your Turn.

At Government Executive, Charles S. Clark also takes a deep dive into the backstory of the CSRA:

Nicole Ogrysko at Federal News Network further breaks down how recent changes at OPM, OMB, and GSA fit into the CSRA's 40th anniversary:

MSPB also covered the MSPB's anniversary in its August 2018 newsletter, Issues of Merit:

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management also marked the occasion yesterday, with newly-selected Acting Director of OPM, Margaret Weichert, offering her thoughts on the occasion:

Below is a gallery of historic photos from the Library of Congress spotlighting key moments from the Pendleton Act leading up to the Civil Service Reform Act:

Gallery: Civil Service Reform Act and Pendleton Act

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Ten Considerations For Civi Service Modernization

Summary: The Senior Executives Association (SEA) and the Hoover Institution hosted three Civil Service Modernization Dialogues in the summer and fall of 2018 that had a goal of developing a consensus around general themes and concepts that a diverse group of organizations could support. Those Dialogues were organized around three general themes:

  • Civil Service Workforce Modernization
  • Civil Service Administrative Modernization
  • Civil Service Regulatory Modernization
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