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Agency ID1961
TitleCivil Service Board
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 4/12/1889
End Date 16/12/1896
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for the administration of the public service

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17609B & W Print "View of Moreton Bay in 1831" N/A N/A
17611Plans/Charts/Sketch of Moreton Bay N/A N/A
17226Returns of Officers Employed in Various Departments N/A N/A
17190General Letterbooks 1/12/1889 16/12/1896
17230Index to Application Register 1/12/1889 16/12/1896
17208Index to Inwards Letter Registers 1/12/1889 16/12/1896
17205Inwards Letter Registers 1/12/1889 16/12/1896
17189Ministerial Letterbooks 1/12/1889 16/12/1896
17221Register of Officers Eligible for Re-Employment 1/12/1889 16/12/1896
17231Application Register 4/12/1889 16/12/1896
17280Public Service Staff Lists 4/12/1889 16/12/1896
6219Staff Files 4/12/1889 16/12/1896
17223Expenditure Ledger 24/12/1889 16/12/1896
17209Petty Cash Book 31/12/1889 16/12/1896
17194Letterbooks - Charges Against Staff 1/1/1890 16/12/1896
17214Register of Candidates 1/1/1890 16/12/1896
17215Register of Qualified Candidates 1/1/1890 16/12/1896
17213Synopsis of Charges Made Against Officers of the Civil Service 1/1/1890 16/12/1896
17282Registers of Results of Public Service Examinations 1/1/1890 16/12/1897
17197Letterbooks - Departmental Inspections 1/5/1890 16/12/1896
17210General Cash Books 29/4/1891 16/12/1896
17275Journal 12/12/1894 16/12/1896
17264Gratuity Ledger 13/12/1894 19/4/1895
17268Inwards Record Books 13/12/1894 16/12/1896
17271Ledger - General 13/12/1894 16/12/1896
17203Letterbooks 13/12/1894 16/12/1896
18225Minute Books 13/12/1894 16/12/1896
17890Examination Papers 1/1/1895 16/12/1896
17211Register of Officers over 65 Years of Age 1/1/1896 16/12/1896
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
112Chief Secretary's Department 4/12/1889 16/12/1896
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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1227Public Service Board I
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Civil Service Board, First Annual Report 1890, Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1891, Vol 1, p.455
Queensland Blue Book 1890, p. 155
The Public Service Act of 1896
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Establishing Civil Service Act of 1889
Abolishing Public Service Act of 1896
Administered Civil Service Act of 1889
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Following the recommendations of a Royal Commission into the working of the civil service, "The Civil Service Act of 1889" was passed, and the Civil Service Board was established. Board members were appointed on 4 December 1889, and the Act commenced on and took effect from 1 January 1890.

The Civil Service Board had powers to create regulations and make recommendations with respect to the general administration of the Service; staff selection and registration; Civil Service examinations and scholarships; staff training, promotions, retirement, leave, accommodation, etc; Civil Service expenditure; the classification of Public Service officers; and the determination of salaries and wages. As part of the Civil 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. 73 of the Act.

The Board was constituted by three members (including a Chairman and a Secretary) appointed by the Governor in Council, and reported monthly to the Chief Secretary. Officers excluded from the provisions of the Act included: Judges and Crown Prosecutors, the police force, Parliamentary officers, the Agent General, Auditor General, Land Board, Railway Commissioners and other railway officers.

The Civil Service Board was dissolved when the Civil Service became known as the Public Service, under the "Public Service Act of 1896".
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1961, Civil Service Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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