The Irish detest the merit system, for they make politics a matter of friendship and favor.
The appointment of United States consuls should be under the merit system.
The best method for selecting public servants is the merit system.
Explain what is meant by the "merit system" in the civil service.
President Cleveland had taken the first step toward introducing the merit system in the foreign service.
The merit system has long been recognized as the correct basis for employment in our, civil service.
The basic principle of the law is the elimination of the spoils system, and the substitution of the merit system.
Whatever its defects, the merit system is certainly to be preferred to the spoils system.
He called them over one at a time and gave them one or more of the roots according to some merit system of his own.
Harrison made him a Civil Service Commissioner and supported him in a stern administration of the merit system.