A bureaucracy is an administrative group of ______ officials charged with carrying out functions connected to a series of policies and programs.
____ are the individuals who work in the bureaucracy.
All of the following is true about the bureaucracy except
the word "bureaucracy" does not appear in the text of the Constitution
the Founders seemed to have anticipated the bureaucracy through such constitutional sections as Article II, Section 2
other countries' governing documents have sections dedicated to the scope and size of the bureuacracy
Article VI of the Constitution provides for a federal bureaucracy
Washington's tenure as president saw the creation of all of the following departments except
These two developments led to the growth of the bureaucracy. They were
the spoils system and industrialization
the establishment of the public education system and the Civil War
modernization of agriculture and the establishment of the public education system
industrialization and modernization of agriculture
The ____ of 1883 effectively ended the spoils system, ensuring that the federal government's selection, retention, and promotion practices were based on open, competitive examinations in a merit system.
Civil Service Reform Act
The person who is often considered the father of U.S. public administration was
All of the following marked great bureaucratic growth in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries except
the Interstate Commerce Commission
the Civil Rights Commission
the Federal Reserve Board
the Federal Power Commission
the Federal Trade Commission
In the 1930s, the federal bureaucracy grew with the addition of all of the following except
the Medicare Commission
the Social Security Administration
the National Labor Relations Board
the Securities and Exchange Commission
the Civil Aeronautics Board
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
By 1940, approximately ____ U.S. workers were employed in the federal bureaucracy.
_____ said that "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
The ____ Act's main provision prohibited bureaucrats from actively engaging in political campaigns and from using their federal authority via bureaucratic rank to influence the outcomes of nominations and elections.
Today, the majority of all federal government jobs are NOT filled through mandatory testing.
According to Figure 15.8, civil servants' salaries can range from
$20,623 to $200,020
$22,941 to $113,444
$18,343 to $133,444
$15,420 to $250,431
According to Max Weber, the ideal type of bureaucracy was one in which agencies are all of the following except
run by the two major parties
governed by formal procedures
The newest cabinet department is
Housing and Urban Development
Some prominent independent agencies include all of the following except
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
the U.S. Postal Service
the Central Intelligence Agency
the Environmental Protection Agency
Two examples of government corporations are
the United Parcel Service and Fed Ex
Greyhound and the United Parcel Service
Amtrak and Greyhound
the U.S. Postal Service and Amtrak
While citizens may frequently criticize ____, these devices are really meant to ensure the bureaucracies function as intended.
Congress's most powerful oversight tool of the federal bureaucracy is the
Bureaucratic Accountability Office
Government Sunshine Office
Government Accountability Office
Bureaucratic Sunshine Office
The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 emerged during the ______ administration and provides journalists and the general public the right to request records from various federal agencies.
In fiscal year 2015, the government received 713,168 Freedom of Information Act requests, with the following three departments accounting for more than half of those requests.
Justice, Education, and State
Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice
Homeland Security, Justice, and Education
State, Veterans Affairs, Education
When those in government speak of privatization, they are often refer to all of the following except
collaborating with a private entity to finance a government program
supplying government grants to private organizations to administer government programs
fully divesting the government of a function and directly giving it to the private sector
abolishing all government functions at both the state and national levels, except for policing and national security
using contractors to supply goods and/or services
distributing government vouchers with which citizens can purchase formerly government-controlled services on the private market
A ____ is a person who publicizes misdeeds committed within a bureaucracy or other organization.
When bureaucrats encounter grey areas, many follow the federal _____ to propose a solution, that is, detailing how particular new federal policies, regulations, and /or programs will be implemented in agencies.
common sense rule making process
negotiated rule making process
sunshine rule making process
notice-and-comment rule making process