Bureaucracy - 2/26/2008 11:26:00 AM Who are the closest...

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26/02/2008 11:26:00 Who are the closest advisers to the president? (in order) Vice President (closest) First lady White house office – chief of staff Office of management and budget – stay within the budget National Security Council – obviously Council of economic advisers Kitchen Cabinet (most important members, Secretary of State and such) Rest of the Cabinet Bureaucracy Pendleton Act (1883) o Ended spoils system, made promotions and appointments merit-based Hatch Act (1939) o Prohibits federal employees from engaging in political campaigns and  soliciting Spoils system o Advantage to spoils system Appointees are loyal to the president, which makes it easier to  get things done in the bureaucracy Organization o Independent agencies Gov’t organizations independent of the departments but with a  narrower policy focus Gov’t can increase or decrease the bureaucracy to fit the 
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course POLS 1105H taught by Professor Schatzinger during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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