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  1. Issue Network
  2. Acquistive Model
  3. Whistleblower
  4. Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act)
  5. Administrative Agency
  1. a A group of individuals or organizations— which may consist of legislators and legislative staff members, interest group leaders, bureaucrats, the media, scholars, and other experts—that supports a particular policy position on a given issue.
  2. b A 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.
  3. c Someone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.
  4. d 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. e An act that established the principle of employment on the basis of merit and created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
  2. A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.
  3. In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
  4. One of the 15 departments of the executive branch (State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Energy, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs).
  5. An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Monopolistic 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.

          

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

          

  3. Sunset LegislationA 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.

          

  4. Iron TriangleThe three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.

          

  5. PrivatizationIn the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.

          

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