AP Gov Unit 4c: Bureaucracy 2016-17
Terms in this set (15)
The ability of bureaucrats to make choices concerning the best way to implement congressional intentions.
departments, agencies, bureaus, and commissions in the executive branch of government.
Federal Employees Political Activities Act
Updates the provisions in the 1939 Hatch Act. Federal employees are allowed to run for office in nonpartisan elections.
Businesses established by Congress to perform functions that can be provided by private businesses (Amtrak, TVA)
Prohibits civil servants from taking activist roles in partisan campaigns.
The process by which a law or policy is put into operation by the bureaucracy.
Independent Executive Agencies
Governmental units that closely resemble a Cabinet department but have a narrower area of responsibility
The interactions that occur among agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees
system of hiring federal workers based upon competitive exams.
power to appoint loyal party members to federal positions.
Contrast with Civil Service employees, who receive federal jobs by competitive exams.
complex rules and procedures required by bureaucratic agencies.
the hiring of former government employees by private companies with which they had dealings when they worked for the government.
The firing of public-office holders of a defeated party in order to replace them with loyalists of the newly elected party.
an employee who exposes unethical or illegal conduct within the federal government or one of its contractors.