Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4079 Page: 3 of 4
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Eenorable Claude A. Williams, Page 3
nsuh Board, the Legislature, or ecurt of which
such person so h ppotating or voting may be. a mem-
be, fen the salar.i fees, or compensation of
such appointee is t6 be paid for, directly or
indirectly, out o or ~an public funds or fees
of office of any kind or character whatsoever "
. It is olear from the fotas subHitte that Z. Joseph
B :i le. M~i ey end , M. Robert. .. MoKinley, we both in the employ
of the Texas State Employment service .rseral years prior to
the appointment of Robert M. Ntinley as4. " member of the Texas
Unemployment Compensation Comnission.
The employees of the Tersa state. 3mploymnt Service,
S including bb, Joseph B. MonlLey. end Mr. Robert . MLidinley,
hold .their postions under a merit system known as .-"Merit
System of Prsonnel Mnagement#. The creation, of this Merit
system was recognized by the 47th Legislatutre, Regular Ses-
sion, in the Departmental Appropriation Bilt, :amSe being 3. B.
c No. 423, at page i28.- We quote the efrom as folfown
'Zmployaent Service Division
"(Ot of General Revenue Funt8
"To be. used mo match Federal 78445 allocated
to the State of Texas under the Wagnerteyse: Act%
for the payment, of salaries and other necessary
expenses in oonneotion with the operation and main-
tenance of a State system of employment offices;
salaries to be. paid aoeoring to the+ olassfi etions
of the Social Ceourity Board to employees selected
and rated under the personnel plan in effect between
the Social Security Board and the state Agency."
The merit system adopted by the Texes Unemployment
Compensation Commissio is in conformity with the regulations
presoribed by the Sooial Seurity Board. The administration
of said system is placed in the bands of a merit council which
is composed of three members. Generally speaking, the merit
oounoil determines the eligibility of persons for jobs with
the omission and has the final say in determining whether
an employee may be dismissed.
Without going into the details of the merit system,
S it is sufficient to say that under said system, both, Mr.
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4079, text, 1941; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth261320/m1/3/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.