The Bureaucracy

The Bureaucracy - one's affairs slower and/or more...

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5/12/09 Removing Department Heads
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5/12/09 Pendleton Act Landmark U.S. legislation establishing the tradition and mechanism of permanent federal employment based on merit rather than on political party affiliation The spoils system A law passed in 1883 which began the process of transferring federal jobs from patronage to the merit
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5/12/09 Size of the Federal Workforce
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5/12/09 Service on the Federal Reserve Board
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5/12/09 OMB
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5/12/09 Issue Networks Amorphous, ever-changing sets of politicians , lobbyist, academic and think-tank experts, and public interest entrepreneurs such as Ralph Nader– rather then iron triangles
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5/12/09 Red Tape Red tape is a derisive term for excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders or prevents action or decision-making. Red tape generally includes the filling out of seemingly unnecessary paperwork, obtaining of unnecessary licenses, having multiple people or committees approve a decision and various low-level rules that make conducting
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Unformatted text preview: one's affairs slower and/or more difficult. 5/12/09 Principals Problems with Agencies 5/12/09 Methods of Congressional Control Hearings and investigations Bureaucrats are called before subcommittees to explain and defend their decisions Mandatory Reports Congress requires executive agencies, even the president, to report on programs Legislative vetoes Allows one or both houses of congress to veto by majority vote an agencys policy proposal Committee and Conference Reports Instruct agencies how congress expects them to use their discretion Inspectors General 5/12/09 Administrative/Agency Rules 5/12/09 Administrative Procedures Act 5/12/09 Webers Bureaucracy Weber's analysis of bureaucracy concerns: the historical and administrative reasons for the process of bureaucratization (especially in the Western Civilization) the impact of the rule of law upon the functioning of bureaucratic organizations the typical personal...
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