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(T/F) Almost ninety percent of all bureaucrats work outside of Washington, D.C.

True

2

One of the tools the president has to make bureaucrats more responsive is the power to __________.

Propose cuts or increases in the budgets of bureaucracies

3

The legislative veto ______________.

continues to be written into some statutes

4

Each of the following is a means by which Congress can shape bureaucratic behavior except ___________.

appoint high level administrators to departments and agencies

5

(T/F) According to the Hatch Act, civil servants are banned from participation in partisan political activity.

True

6

An example of a government corporation is the ____________.

U.S Postal Service

7

Which of the following is true of independent regulatory commissioners?

They were intended to be experts, insulated from partisan politics
They have fixed terms, often longer than the president’s
They can be removed only for causes specified in statutory law.

8

Why are independent agencies called independent?

They are located outside of the executive departments

9

A stable relationship between a bureaucratic agency, a clientele group, and a legislative committee is called

an iron triangle

10

Merit as a condition of government employment was established by the...

Pendleton Act

11

a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.

Bureaucracy

12

The process by which an administrative agency issues an affirmative, negative, injunctive, or declaratory order.

Administrative adjudication

13

The process of promoting and hiring government employees based on their ability to perform a job, rather than on their political connections.

Merit system

14

Agencies that exist outside the federal executive departments and the Executive Office of the President.

Independent agencies

15

The agency or government department that has responsibility over the legislation (acts and regulations) for a given sector of the government

Regulatory agencies

16

The process of removing or reducing state regulations

Deregulation

17

The Cabinet is a group of the President's top advisors.

Cabinet department

18

Which established that positions within the federal government should be awarded on the basis of merit instead of political affiliation.

Pendleton Act

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(aka public servant) A person so employed in the public sector employed for a government department or agency.

Civil Service

20

the act of transferring ownership of property or business operations from a government organization to a privately owned entity

Privatization

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The practice of a successful political party giving public office to its supporters.

Spoils System