Flashcards in Chapter 8 - Civil Service Reform Deck (12):
What are the principles of the Civil Service?
Meritocracy (not politically appointed)
What is a bureaucracy?
A large organisation that enacts policy and operates according to a clear set of rules and procedures
When was Next Steps report that suggested Civil Service reform?
Where have the main reforms been in the CS?
What is an executive agency?
An agency responsible for the delivery of government policy that is subordinate to a government department but enjoys significant autonomy in its day to day operations
What roles were designated to executive agencies?
Policy implementation and delivery of public service to exec agencies (eg. HM Prison Service)
The UK civil service and government departments, named after the area of London in which many departments are based
What is marketization?
The extension of market mechanisms into government and the public sector: for example, by the transfer of the provision of public services to the private sector
What percentage of Civil servants were ethnic minorities by 2015?
What percentage of Senior Civil Servants are women?
How much has the Civil Service shrunk in recent years