Chapter 14: Bureaucracy
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A large organization that is hierarchically structured and carries out specific functions is known as a(n)
leaders of bureaucracies seek expanded budgets and larger staffs
The acquisitive model of bureaucracy holds that
remained relatively stable for the last several decades.
The number of federal government employees has
increased significantly in the last several decades.
The number of local government employees has
enjoys a greater degree of autonomy.
Compared to governmental bureaucracies in other countries, the federal bureaucracy in the United States
independent executive agencies.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) are examples of
Organizations that are directly accountable to the president and are responsible for performing government functions, such as printing money and training troops, are known as
Labor, Agriculture, and Interior are examples of
With subsidies for Amtrak exceeding $1 billion a year, a member of Congress noted that "Every time a passenger boards a train, Uncle Sam writes a check for _____ on average."
how complex and specialized the federal bureaucracy is.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security merged 22 agencies responsible for fighting terrorism into a single department, a process that illustrated
The selection and promotion of government employees on the basis of examinations is a result of the
the Plum Book.
A list of jobs for political appointees can be found in
established the principle of employment on the basis of open competitive examinations.
The Pendleton Act
requires federal agencies to disclose information on file about an individual on that individual's request.
The Freedom of Information Act
some services can be provided more efficiently by the private sector.
Supporters of privatization argue that
brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or illegal action.
A "whistleblower" is a person who
an alliance of related interest groups, Congressional committees, and bureaucracy.
The iron triangle is
drafting the regulations that affect them.
With negotiated rulemaking, federal agencies have begun encouraging businesses and public interest groups to become directly involved in
delegated to the Government Accountability Office.
The investigative power of Congress is often
Government agencies with leaders who seek to expand their organization's budgets and staffs to gain power are known as _____ agencies.
a large organization, structured hierarchically, that carries out specific functions.
Bureaucracy is the name given to
are not organized to make a profit, whereas private corporations are.
One of the important differences between public bureaucracies and private corporations is that government bureaucracies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRA) are all examples of
Government agencies that are thought to be inefficient because they lack competitors are called _____ agencies.
Excluding military personnel, there are about _____ employees in the federal bureaucracy.
the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Defense (DoD)
The two bodies that employ by far the largest number of federal civilian employees are
The only cabinet department not headed by a secretary is
State, and the most recently created was Homeland Security.
The first cabinet department to be created was
the Federal Emergency Management Agency did not directly control the agencies needed to respond.
One of the problems with the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina was that
the selection and promotion of government employees on the basis of examinations.
The merit system refers to
a system of patronage.
The Spoils System can be viewed as
created the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
allows whistleblowers to receive monetary rewards.
The False Claims Act of 1986
provides for the investigations of complaints of waste.
The Whistleblower Protection Act
A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency is
Once a regulation has been promulgated by an agency and published in the Federal Register, there is a _____ waiting period before the rule can be enforced, allowing parties to ask Congress to overturn the regulation.