5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Line Organization
- Merit System
- Enabling Legislation
- Government in the Sunshine Act
- a The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
- b 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.
- c In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
- d A law that requires all committee-directed federal agencies to conduct their business regularly in public session.
- e The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
- An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
- A model of bureaucracy developed by the German sociologist Max Weber, who viewed bureaucracies as rational, hierarchical organizations in which decisions are based on logical reasoning.
- The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
5 True/False questions
Administrative Agency → 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.
Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act) → The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
Spoils System → The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
Independent Executive Agency → A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
Independent Regulatory Agency → An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.