5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Administrative Agency
- Acquistive Model
- Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act)
- a An act that established the principle of employment on the basis of merit and created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service.
- b The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
- c 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.
- d A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
- In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
- A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
- Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
- 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.
5 True/False Questions
Civil Service Commission → An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
Merit System → The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
Government in the Sunshine Act → A law that requires all committee-directed federal agencies to conduct their business regularly in public session.
Cabinet Department → 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).
Monopolistic Model → A model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.