Washington State Civil Service, Initiative 207 (1960)
The Washington State Civil Service Initiative, also known as Initiative 207, was on the November 8, 1960 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure established a civil service program, governed by merit principles and the scientific methods, for employees and employment applicants in state government.
|Washington Initiative 207 (1960)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||AN ACT, Entitled "The State Civil Service Law," relating to state government; establishing a civil service system for state employees; defining employees included and excluded; providing that appointments and promotions in the classified civil service shall be based solely on merit and fitness; governing appointment, promotion, transfer, layoff, recruitment, retention, classification and pay plan, removal, discipline and welfare of civil service employees, agreements regarding grievance procedures and collective negotiations, and other incidents of employment; blanketing-in certain employees; prohibiting certain activities; creating a revolving fund; abolishing existing personnel system; and repealing or amending inconsistent laws.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1960 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the People
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |