Federal Bureaucracy and Tasks Specialization

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Chapter 8 bureaucracy task specialization the Pendleton Act Regulations the Administrative Procedures Act one-fourth department Discretion the Treasury Department They must solicit public comments. running for elected office make changes in an agency’s annual budget proposals Interagency councils the Department of Defense adjudicating/engaging in quasi-judicial processes implementing public policies ensure opportunities for public participation in the rule-making process by nominating federal appointees the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the Tennessee Valley Authority the General Accountability Office (GAO) providing services not fully trusted to the private sector hierarchy/chain of command…show more content…
the power to issue executive orders c. the power to sign executive agreements d. the power to hold oversight hearings e. the power to use inspectors general How do departments differ from independent agencies? a. Department heads are appointed by the president; agency heads are not. b. Agency heads are part of the president’s cabinet; department heads are not. c. Department heads are part of the president’s cabinet; agency heads are not. d. Departments cover a wider range of functions than agencies. e. Agencies are typically larger than and include several departments. How do government corporations differ from private companies? a. Government corporations perform activities that private companies cannot. b. Government corporations cannot borrow money, whereas private companies can. c. Government corporations cannot sell stock, whereas private companies can. d. Government corporations can borrow money, whereas private companies cannot. e. Government corporations need less government oversight than private companies. How are independent regulatory commissions similar to independent executive agencies? a. Both are headed by a single administrator. b. Both are part of the president’s Cabinet. c. Both operate outside of executive department control. d. Both are allowed to charge for their services. e. Both perform activities that private investors cannot. Which of the following statements best describes the president’s
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