The chairman of the United States Civil Service Commission yesterday urged support for President Carter's legislation to replace the Civil Service Commission with two new agencies to manage government personnel.
Alan K. Campbell backed Carter's proposal in a lecture, sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government, which about 70 people attended.
The creation of the two new agencies--the Office of Personnel Management and the Merits System Protection Board--is necessary because the present commission has failed both to manage the system and to monitor government workers, Campbell said.
He added that a key to reform is the establishment of a "senior executive service," to consist of the 9200 top executives in the federal government. Executives in this group would be eligible to receive bonuses based on merit.
Campbell attributed the current interest in all types of government reform to people's concern about government's large role in today's economy and "the inevitable criticism of hordes of unsuccessful job applicants" to the civil