civilian employees of the federal government who do not lose their jobs when political control of the government changes. Also called "civil servants."
government workers; usually hired on the basis of competitive examinations
A nearly universal set of formal and legally binding procedures governing personnel decisions in police organizations, ensuring that such decisions are based on objective criteria and not on favoritism, bias, or political influence.
Civil Service Practice Tests, Federal Clerical Worker Practice Tests, Postal Worker Practice Tests
A civil servant or public servant is a civilian career public sector employee working for a government department or agency. The term explicitly excludes the armed services, although civilian officials will work at "Defence Ministry" headquarters. The term always includes the (sovereign) state's employees - whether regional, or sub-state, or even municipal employees are called "civil servants" varies from country to country.