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5 Matching questions

  1. GS (General Service) rating
  2. patronage
  3. committee clearance
  4. independent executive agencies
  5. administrative discretion
  1. a assigned to each job in federal agencies, this rating helps to determine the salary associated with the position
  2. b a hiring and promotion system based on knowing the right people
  3. c executive agencies that are not cabinet departments, not regulatory commissions, and not government corporations
  4. d the ability of a congressional committee to review and approve certain agency decisions in advance and without passing a law
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the governmental offices to which people are appointed on the basis of merit as ascertained by a written examination or by meeting certain selection criteria such as training or educational attainments.
  2. the use of governmental authority to control or change some practice in the private sector
  3. the very top level of the bureaucracy
  4. an economic theory that government should not regulate or interfere with commerce
  5. passed in 1940, prohibits government workers from active participation in partisan politics

5 True/False questions

  1. discretionary authoritythe extent to which appointed bureaucrats can choose courses of action and make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws


  2. street-level bureaucratsbureaucrats who are in constant contact with the public


  3. incentive systemregulations originating in the executive branch


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


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