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  1. Enabling Legislation
  2. Merit System
  3. Sunset Legislation
  4. Independent Regulatory Agency
  5. Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act)
  1. a A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, composition, purpose, and powers of the agency being created.
  2. b The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
  3. c An act that established the principle of employment on the basis of merit and created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service.
  4. d Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
  5. e An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
  2. The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
  3. The three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
  4. The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
  5. A federal, state, or local government unit established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are created and authorized by legislative bodies to administer and enforce specific laws.

5 True/False Questions

  1. WhistleblowerSomeone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.

          

  2. BureaucracyA large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.

          

  3. Acquistive ModelA model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.

          

  4. Weberian ModelA model of bureaucracy that views top-level bureaucrats as seeking constantly to expand the size of their budgets and the staffs of their departments or agencies so as to gain greater power and influence in the public sector.

          

  5. Government CorporationLaws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.

          

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