Flashcards in Chapter 13 Deck (21):
A form of organization that operates through impersonal, uniform rules and procedures.
A career government employee.
Usually the largest organization in the government with the largest mission; also the highest rank in the federal hierarchy.
A government agency or commission with regulatory power whose independence is protected by congress.
Independent regulatory commission
A government entity that is independent of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
A government agency that operates like a business corporation, created to secure greater freedom of action and flexibility for a particular program.
Established by congress in 1978 as a flexible mobile corps of senior career executives who work closely with presidential appointees to manage government.
Senior executive service
Federal employees who word for government through a competitive,not political selection process.
A system of public employment based on rewarding party loyalist and friends.
A system of public employment in which selection and promotion depends on performance rather than political patronage.
An agency that administers civil service laws, rules, and regulations.
Office of personnel managment
An independent agency that oversees and protects merit in the federal government personnel system.
Merit system protection board
The process of putting a law into practice through bureaucratic rules or spending.
Authority given by congress to the federal bureaucracy to use reasonable judgement in implementing laws.
A precise statement on how a law is implemented.
The official record of what the federal bureaucracy does.
The portion of the federal budget that is spend on previously enacted programs, such as social security, that the president and congress are unwilling to cut.
Programs such as unemployment insurance, disaster relief, or disability payments that provide benefits to all eligible citizens.
Legislative or executive review of a particular government program or organization.
Review of executive branch testimony, reports, and draft legislation by the office of management and budget to ensure that each communication to congress is in accordance with the presidents program.