Employee Rights and Responsibilities - Merit Systems Principles
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The Merit Systems Principles provide guidance for how supervisors should manage human resources. The law states that Federal personnel management should be implemented consistent with the following merit system principles:
- Recruit, select and advance on merit after fair and open competition.
- Treat employees and applicants fairly and equitably.
- Provide equal pay for equal work and reward excellent performance.
- Maintain high standards of integrity, conduct and concern for public interest.
- Manage employees efficiently and effectively.
- Retain or separate employees based on their performance.
- Educate and train employees if it will result in better organizational or individual performance.
- Protect employees from improper political influence.
- Protect employees against reprisal for the lawful disclosure of information in “whistleblower” situations.
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