United States Higher Civil Service Study: Careers of High-Level Employees, 1963 (ICPSR 7242)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
David T. Stanley


Version V1

This study provides personal and career-related data about 363 high-level federal employees and 195 former such employees. The first section of the study covers the personal characteristics and background of the employees. Sex, age, and educational history were ascertained, including the field of education and the highest degree received. The employee's occupation prior to entering federal service was also noted. In addition, for each employee or former employee, the study recorded the major occupational focus of the federal position, the agency or department to which the position belonged, whether the position was located at headquarters or in the field, and the civil service grade of the employee. The same information was obtained for positions held at five-year intervals, back to July 1, 1916, or the worker's earliest date of employment by the federal government.

Stanley, David T. United States Higher Civil Service Study:  Careers of High-Level Employees, 1963. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07242.v1

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Random sample drawn from federal personnel lists.

High-level federal employees and former employees.

official government personnel records

administrative records data



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  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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