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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. incentive system
  2. appropriation
  3. independent regulatory commission
  4. administrative discretion
  5. Hatch Act
  1. a a legislative grant of money to finance a government program or agency
  2. b authority of administrative actors to select among various responses to a given problem, especially when rules do not fit or more than one rule applies
  3. c regulatory strategy that rewards individuals or corporations for desired types of behavior, usually through the tax code
  4. d passed in 1940, prohibits government workers from active participation in partisan politics
  5. e has responsibility for a sector of the economy to protect the public interest

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. implementers of policy
  2. assigned to each job in federal agencies, this rating helps to determine the salary associated with the position
  3. the extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
  4. regulations originating in the executive branch
  5. refers to strong ties among government agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees and subcommittees

5 True/False questions

  1. competitive servicepromotes hiring on the basis of merit and established a nonpartisan government service


  2. governmental corporationsprovide services that could be handled by the private sector but that generally charge cheaper rates than a private sector producer


  3. deregulationthe use of governmental authority to control or change some practice in the private sector


  4. office of personnel management (OPM)the stage of policymaking between the establishment of a policy and the results of the policy for individuals


  5. laissez-fairecomplex bureaucratic rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done