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The civil service is a collective term for a sector of government composed mainly of career bureaucrats hired on professional merit rather than appointed or elected, whose institutional tenure typically survives transitions of political leadership.


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The terms civil service may not include certain classes of government employees who are subject to special rules, such as police and other peace officers, fire fighters, and other uniformed services.

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