National Affairs: Federal Fingerprints

One applicant out of every 13 for a Federal job today has a police record. But bold indeed will be the criminal who, after July 1, seeks Federal employment. Last week the U. S. Civil Service Commission announced that it would thereafter require fingerprints from each & every one of the 170,000 persons per year who compete for the 40,000 classified Federal positions the Commission has to fill. Heretofore only applicants for enforcement jobs (Prohibition, narcotics, customs, immigration) have been required to submit to this form of criminal identification. Each set of fingerprints...

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