Exam 3 (ch. 12)

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1.  A ______________________ made by a regulatory agency is as legally binding as a law passed by Congress.
2.  A ________________________ is a three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
3.  _______________________ is the application of technical skills to jobs without regart to political issues.
4.  The __________________________ established the principle of governement employment on the basis of merit through open, competitive examinations.
5.  A ______________________________ is an agency of the government that is run like a busincess enterprise.
6.  All in all, the 3 levels of government employ about ____ percent of the civilian labor force.
7.  ______________________ is a government corporation.
8.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Prisons are subagencies of the ______________ Department.
9.  As an average citizen, you will give about ________ percent of your income to federal, state, and local governments.
10.  The C.I.A., the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are ______________________________________.
11.  ________________________________ agencies create and implement rules that regulate private activity and protect the public interest in a particular sector of the economy.
12.  The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Mint are subagencies of the ______________ Department.
13.  A ____________________ is a large, complex, hierarchically structured administrative organization that carries out specific functions.
14.  The ________________ Department grants patents and trademarks; conducts the national census, and monitors the weather.
15.  A new federal independent executive agency can be created through join cooperation between _________________ and ________________.
16.  To create an administrative agency, Congress passes ______________ legislation, which specifies the name, purpose, composition, and powers of the agency being created.
17.  A _______________________ agency is independent in the ssense that it is not located within an executive department.
18.  The list of federal agency positions that are filled by appointments in published after each presidential election is the _________________.
19.  The rank and file bureaucrats obtain their jobs through ___________________________________.
20.  The fifteen executive departments (Cabinet) are directly accountable to ______________.
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