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1

Regulations for higher ins federal employees are set down by what?

Pendleton act

2

What method is used today to fill most government jobs?

Merit system

3

What established the civil service commission?

Pendleton act

4

Whose assassination led to the creation of the civil services commission?

President Garfield

5

What act limited the political activities of government employees?

Hatch act

6

What is the name of the presidents front line staff usually composed of his close friends and supporters?

White House office

7

What is the presidents policy making group over security and intelligence matters?

National security council

8

The us postal service is an example of what type of agency?

Government corruption

9

What was the first regulatory agency?

Interstate commerce commission

10

What agency was created to generate, sell and distribute electric power?

Tennessee valley authority

11

What act allowed citizens access to formally closed door meetings by requiring federal agencies to hold well announced public hearings ?

Sunshine act

12

What was established by president regain to investigate waist full government spending?

Grace commission

13

Which of these is a civil servant dedicated to the details of administrative procedure?

Delegate

14

What is a bureaucrat?

an administrative system in which agencies staffed largely by nonelected officials perform specific tasks in accordance with standard procedures.

15

What was the precursor to the office of personal management?

Establishment of the civil crevices commission

16

What two factors led too the development of the present day bureaucracy?

New deal, world war 2

17

Who sets the pay and job conditions for federal workers?

Congress

18

Whose job is to Chanel information, represent constituents my aid in administration and communicate planing, and serve as the official spokes person for the president?

Press secretary

19

What was the last cabinet level position created?

Department of homeland security

20

What characteristics cause many ti refer to the federal bureaucracy as the "fourth branch if government"?

There are four major causes for this reference: separation of powers, size, skills, and desire for security.