Exam 3 (ch. 12)

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