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The Federal Bureaucracy: Administering the Government Chapter 13
Federal Administration: Form, Personnel, and Activities Structure of the Federal bureaucracy Structure of the Federal bureaucracy Cabinet departments Cabinet departments Independent agencies Independent agencies Regulatory agencies Regulatory agencies Government corporations Government corporations Presidential commissions Presidential commissions © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.2
Federal Administration: Form, Personnel, and Activities Federal employment Federal employment 2,500,000 civilian employees 2,500,000 civilian employees More than 90% hired by merit criteria More than 90% hired by merit criteria The Federal bureaucracys policy responsibilities The Federal bureaucracys policy responsibilities © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.3
Number of Civilian Federal Employees © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.4
Development of the Federal Bureaucracy: Politics & Administration Small government and the patronage system Small government and the patronage system Growth in government and the merit system Growth in government and the merit system Big government and the executive leadership system Big government and the executive leadership system © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.5
The Bureaucracys Power Imperative The agency point of view The agency point of view Top bureaucrats promoted in house Top bureaucrats promoted in house High loyalty to agency mission High loyalty to agency mission Sources of bureaucratic power Sources of bureaucratic power Expertise Expertise Client groups Client groups Friends in high places Friends in high places © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.6
Bureaucratic Accountability Through the Presidency Through the Presidency Reorganization Reorganization Appointments Appointments Executive budget Executive budget Through the Congress Through the Congress Congressional budget Congressional budget Oversight GAO and CBO Oversight GAO and CBO © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.7
Bureaucratic Accountability Through the Courts Through the Courts Within the bureaucracy itself Within the bureaucracy itself Whistle-blowing Whistle-blowing Demographic representativeness Demographic representativeness © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.8
Reinventing Government? Leaner and more responsive administration Leaner and more responsive administration Distributed decision making through empowerment Distributed decision making through empowerment The National Performance Review The National Performance Review Practical limits on streamlining Practical limits on streamlining © 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. All rights reserved.9
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