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Autor:  Tom
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Data:  16/ABR/2006 3:55 PM
Assunto:  "public servant" and "official"

What the difference between “public servant” and “official” ? Would it be that “public servant” means “servidor público” and “official” means “funcionário público”?


A public servant is a servidor público in that it includes anyone who is on the payroll of a government (city, county, state, federal).  They are also called officials and when they do things it's for official reasons.  Officials are also judges in sporting events.  Boat races, car races, boxing, and many other sports have officials who judge, arbitrate, score, etc.


George Bush is an elected government official.  He is also a public servant even though he didn't take the Civil Service Examination for his job.  Public servants include the trash men, police, ambulance crews, district attorneys, department of road engineers, and on and on and on.  You can Google the words "public official" or "government employment" and you will see huge lists of the different jobs.

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"public servant" and "official"  –  Rafael  16/ABR/2006, 10:39 AM
 "public servant" and "official"  –  Tom  16/ABR/2006, 3:55 PM
"public servant" and "official"  –  Rafael  16/ABR/2006, 5:38 PM
Eligibility requirements = requisitos/condições?  –  Marcio Osorio  16/ABR/2006, 7:51 PM

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