5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Independent Executive Agency
- Cabinet Department
- Civil Service Commission
- Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act)
- Weberian Model
- a 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).
- b An act that established the principle of employment on the basis of merit and created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service.
- c The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.
- d A model of bureaucracy developed by the German sociologist Max Weber, who viewed bureaucracies as rational, hierarchical organizations in which decisions are based on logical reasoning.
- e A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, composition, purpose, and powers of the agency being created.
- The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
- 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.
- A model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.
- The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
5 True/False questions
Iron Triangle → The three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
Bureaucracy → The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
Independent Regulatory Agency → An agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.
Spoils System → The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
Acquistive Model → 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.