Executive Order 10988 of 1962 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978


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How do public sector unions differ from private sector unions?

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1. Identify which of the following is the profile of someone who will MOST likely fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of Personnel Management:

2. Which of the following agencies is responsible for hearing appeals from employees who believe their civil service rights have been violated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There were numerous executive orders and acts created to deal with labor and union problems. This worksheet and quiz combination will test your knowledge of specific orders and the impact they had.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who issued Executive Order 10988
  • Who issued Executive Order 11491
  • The offices and authorities created by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
  • The office that manages the federal civil service system
  • How union activities in the public and private sectors differ

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - explore the differences between private sector and public sector union activities
  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned about the different executive orders and labor acts to think about unions in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained about these orders and acts to answer questions about how labor rights changed throughout the twentieth century

Additional Learning

To learn more about labor acts and the rights of unions, review the lesson on Executive Order 10988 of 1962 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the three level system of Executive Order 10988
  • Analyze the creation of the Federal Labor Relations Council and the Federal Services Impasses Panel in Executive Order 11491
  • Discuss the creation of the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protection Board under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
  • Examine the establishment of the Federal Labor Relations Authority