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1 The Federal Bureaucracy
Chapter 10

2 Bureaucratic Organization
Federal bureaucracy is made up of 100s of agencies Staff members known as bureaucrats Or civil servants Staff members also known as civil servants Department of State is responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the United States

3 The Cabinet Departments
State Implement foreign policy Protects rights of US citizens traveling abroad Staff embassies Represents American positions to the United Nations Treasury Manages monetary resources Bureau of the Mint manufactures coins Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces cash IRS creates tax code and collects taxes * A secretary who is a member of the president’s cabinet heads each of the departments in the executive branch

4 The Cabinet Departments
Interior Protects public lands and natural resources Agriculture Develop conservation programs Provide financial credit to farmers Safeguards the food supply Justice Office of Attorney General FBI Commerce Bureau of the Census Patent and Trademark Office National Institute of Standards and Technology Interior – Bureau of Mines and the National Park Service Attorney General – oversees the nation’s legal affairs FBI, U.S. Marshals, Drug Enforcement, Civil Rights, Antitrust Division Bureau of the Census – conducts census every 10 years Patent and Trademark – issues patent for new inventions National Institute of Standards and Technology provides uniform standards for weights and measurements

5 The Cabinet Departments
Labor Protect American workers Defense Work with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to manage armed forces Health and Human Services Manages Medicare and Medicaid Public Health Service Housing and Urban Development Equal housing opportunities for all Makes mortgage money available Protect workers by: ensures safe working conditions, safeguards a minimum wage, and protects pension rights Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzes data on employment, wages, and compensation Defense – joint chiefs of staff includes leaders of the army, navy, marines, and air force Cut back on Defense Department’s budget after Cold War, now increasing because of counter-terrorism Public Health Service – implements a national health policy, funds medical research, and ensures the safety of food and drugs

6 The Cabinet Departments
Transportation Divided into separate agencies Federal Aviation Administration Federal Railroad Administration Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration Energy Plan energy policies and develops energy technology Education Coordinate federal assistance programs for public and private schools Department of energy was created in 1977 in response to first large energy crisis Today department of Ed. Helps those with limited English proficiency as well as providing programs for the physically challenged students

7 The Cabinet Departments
Veterans Affairs Administers hospitals Educational and other programs for veterans and their families Homeland Security Coast Guard Border Patrol Immigration and Naturalization Service Customs Service Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security was created in response to the 9/11 attacks

8 Bureaucracy Independent Agencies Regulatory Commissions
Assisting the Executive Branch Agencies designed to assist the Executive Branch Government Corporations Businesses the government runs Regulatory Commissions Make rules for large industries Business lobbyists pressure regulatory agencies Efforts are being made to deregulate Examples of agencies assisting the executive branch General Services Administration Constructs and maintains government buildings Central Intelligence Agency Gathers information on other countries Government Corporations TVA FDIC USPS Businesses try to pressure agencies because the laws they pass can have huge impacts on their profits Deregulate – decrease the powers of regulatory agencies

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