This is any governmental body except a Cabinet department.
This usually indicates an agency that regulates business and is headed by a commissioner.
This, also called an authority, is usually headed by a board and has a manager.
This is the acronym for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
These generally regulate something ouside of government.
the Office of Personnel Management
This is the employmet agency for the federal government. It administers a merit system to ensure that all federal employees are treated fairly. It also provides guidance to the managers of all the other government agencies.
This is a course of action that is selected from alternatives in light of current conditions to guide present and future decisions.
the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.
This group supervises banking systems and practices; regulates money supply and uses of credit in the economy.
the Federal Trade Commission
This group enforces antitrust and other laws prohibiting unfair competition, price-fixing, false advertising, and other unfair business practices.
the Securities and Exchange Commission
This commission regulates securities and other financial markets and investments.
the Federal Communications Commission
This commission licenses all radio and TV stations and operators; and interstate telephone rates and services.
the National Labor Relations Board
This group administers federal labor-management relation laws, holds collective bargaining elections, and remedies unfair labor practices.
the Federal Maritime Commission
This commission regulates waterborne foreign and domestic off-shore commerce of the U.S.; supervises rates and services.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
This commission sets and enforces safety standards for consumer products; directs recall of unsafe products; conducts safety research and information programs.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
This commission licenses and regulates all civilian nuclear facilities and all civilian use of nuclear materials.
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
This commission regulates commodity exchanges, brokers, futures trading in agricultural, metal,and other commodities.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
This commission regulates, fixes rates for transportation and sale of oil and natural gas by pipeline, interstate transmission, sale of electricity.
(true or false) The Interstate Commerce Commision is the agency which licenses, fixes rates, and regulates all railroads.
(true or false) One reason for the growth of federal agencies is the population growth of the country.
(true or false) One way an agency makes policy is to consult with Congress before a law is passed.
(true or false) The Federal Reserve System is not the group which regulates the money supply.
(true or false) The General Services Administration is in charge of government personnel.
(true or false) The U.S. Postal Service is a cabinet department and is not an independent agency.
(true or false) The Federal Reserve System regulates the money supply.
(true or false) Agencies carry out the intent of the law but do not make the law or policy
(true or false) Independent agencies are staffed by election.
(true or false) There are over 200 independent agencies in the executive branch of the government.