A large organization, structured hierarchically, that carries out specific functions.
Any organization that has major problems when attempting to accomplish its goals.
A group of people who work to enforce policies in a way that prevents quick results.
Any large branch of a government that has power to interpret laws.
Government organizations, but not corporate or university ones.
Are not organized to make a profit, while private corporations are.
Have a single set of leaders, while private corporations do not.
Are much larger than private corporations.
Are not intended to serve the citizenry, as private corporations are.
Present an opportunity for career advancement, while private corporations do not.
Increased significantly in the last several decades.
Remained relatively stable for the last several decades.
Decreased substantially in the last ten years.
Grown to exceed the number of local government employees.
Grown to exceed the number of state government employees.
Less significant than independent agencies.
The fifteen major departments of the executive branch.
Directly accountable to the president.
Independent of direct control by the president.
Responsible for the actions of independent agencies.
Part of the legislative branch.
Responsible for monitoring the president.
The most recent cabinet departments.
Responsible for regulating major aspects of the economy.
Not part of cabinet departments but report directly to the president.
Responsible directly to Congress.
Staffed entirely by political appointees.
Independent executive agencies
Independent regulatory agencies
Courts of limited jurisdiction
Government corporations do not have to make a profit.
Private corporations must pay taxes.
Private corporations have stockholders.
You cannot invest in a government corporation.
Government corporations do not perform a particular economic function.
The major problem of the federal bureaucracy today.
The most efficient way of structuring large organizations.
A new theory for employee selection and retention.
The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
A means of ensuring the best and the brightest will hold positions in government.
Independent regulatory agency.
Created the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Created the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor.
Created the Civil Service Commission.
Created the Office of Management and Budget(OMB).
Abolished the Labor Department and the Civil Service Commission.
All federal agencies that are run by committees conduct their business regularly in public session.
All federal agencies will terminate after five years unless Congress grants the agency an extension.
All federal agencies hold at least half of their public meetings outside of Washington, D.C.
At least 40 percent of upper level positions within an agency be filled by females or ethnic minorities.
All federal agency meetings on personnel problems or court proceedings be held in public session.
Federal loan guarantees for small businesses.
The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
The hiring practices of the Civil Service.
The replacement of federal government services with state or local government services.
Reducing the number of levels in the federal hierarchy.
Does not accomplish his or her tasks by the end of a day.
Brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or illegal action.
Is hired in excess of the true labor requirements of an agency.
Is a person who serves in the position of an ombudsman.
Leaks the contents of a presidential speech to the press before it is given.
An appropriations authorization.
An executive order.
The Civil Service Act of 1978.
Authority to select high-level bureaucrats.
Authority to authorize or appropriate funds for particular agencies.
Authority to fire bureaucrats for not executing policy passed by Congress.
Power to find agency actions unconstitutional.
Power to appoint agency heads.
Confidential material on trade secrets.
Internal personnel rules.
Personal medical files.
To resolve political questions.
Very rarely when compared to Europe.
Only if there is no other alternative.
To resolve economic questions, but not political ones.
To provide a form of entertainment.
A judicial maxim.
The U.S. Constitution.
The Charter of the United Nations.
Article III of the Constitution.
Article IV of the Constitution.
The 5th Amendment.