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Topic B.1 - Module book – What is public administrationPublic administration– looking at the role of public servants– the appointed officials of government- they are the heart of public admin. 1Public service (bureaucracy)– system of authority, people, offices, and methods that the government uses to achieve its objectives. Practice of public admin is carried out.Public policy –describes the decisions made by government to handle important issues.Public servants– provide advice, mgmt. resources, and provide services to citizens.-Advise senior politicians and administer government programs and services.2 major areas of government activities:1)Provision of services – delivery of social services, administration of government grants and loans, and the maintenance of roads and highways.2)Enforcement of regulations – prevention of unsafe workplaces, the support of Canadian culture, the enforcement of fair housing, and employment regulations.Public administration versus private administration 4-Private is more willing to except risk, public sins are not easily tolerated-Mission of public is public interest, private is profit-Public operates less efficiently- must satisfy several goals-HR system is more complicated in government (public)-Public is more likely to be criticized.