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Agency ID1227
TitlePublic Service Board I
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 16/12/1896
End Date 1/11/1901
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for the administration of the public service

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17227Minute Books N/A N/A
17888Reports and Publications 1/1/1891 1/11/1901
17268Inwards Record Books 16/12/1896 31/1/1899
18225Minute Books 16/12/1896 1/8/1900
17231Application Register 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17890Examination Papers 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17223Expenditure Ledger 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17210General Cash Books 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17190General Letterbooks 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17230Index to Application Register 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17208Index to Inwards Letter Registers 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17205Inwards Letter Registers 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17275Journal 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17271Ledger - General 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17203Letterbooks 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17194Letterbooks - Charges Against Staff 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17197Letterbooks - Departmental Inspections 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17189Ministerial Letterbooks 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17209Petty Cash Book 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17280Public Service Staff Lists 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17214Register of Candidates 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17221Register of Officers Eligible for Re-Employment 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17211Register of Officers over 65 Years of Age 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
6219Staff Files 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17213Synopsis of Charges Made Against Officers of the Civil Service 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
17215Register of Qualified Candidates 16/12/1896 31/8/1909
17282Registers of Results of Public Service Examinations 16/12/1897 1/11/1901
17889Inquiry Files - "I" Series 1/1/1898 1/11/1901
17273Cash Book 28/6/1898 1/11/1901
17233Registers of Switchboard Attendants and Female Candidates 1/1/1899 1/11/1901
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
112Chief Secretary's Department 16/12/1896 1/11/1901
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1961Civil Service Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1228Public Service Board II
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

The Public Service Act of 1896
Queensland Blue Book 1896, p.173
Queensland Votes and Proceedings, Session of 1889, Vol 1, No 98, p. 437
Fraser, D.W., "The Public Service of Queensland 1859-1959", 1981, p.4
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Establishing The Public Service Act of 1896
Abolishing The Public Service Act of 1901
Administered The Public Service Act of 1896
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Under "The Public Service Act of 1896" , assented to 16 December 1896, the Civil Service became the Public Service and the Public Service Board was established.

The Public Service Board had powers to create regulations and make recommendations with respect to the general administration of the service; staff selection and registration; Public Service examinations and scholarships; staff training, promotions, retirement, leave, accommodation etc; Public Service expenditure; the classification of Public Service officers and the determination of salaries and wages. As part of the Public Service Board's responsibility for the efficient, economic and general working of the Public Service and Government Departments, the Board made inspections, inquiries, investigations and recommendations with regards to these matters.

The Board produced an annual Classified List of Officers as required under sec. 53 of the Act.

Under "The Public Service Act of 1896", the members of the Civil Service Board continued as members of the Public Service Board. The Board was constituted by three members appointed by the Governor-in Council. A Chairman and Secretary were appointed from among the three Board members. The Board submitted both monthly and yearly reports to the Minister. Appeals against decisions regarding appointments, promotions, etc. made by the Public Service Board were investigated by the Governor-in-Council.

The Chairman and Secretary of the Public Service Board were also members of the Public Service Superannuation Board.

Under "The Public Service Act of 1901", the Public Service Board as then constituted was abolished and the powers and duties of the Public Service Board were to be discharged by members of the Executive Council.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1227, Public Service Board I
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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