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Bureaucracy

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  • 1. The Federal Bureaucracy IT’S PART OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
  • 2. Organization of the Executive Branch President White House Staff (led by Chief of Staff) Executive Office of the President Various Offices (Management & Budget, US Trade Office, etc.) Managers, and other EB employees President’s Personal Advisors Cabinet Secretaries Various Departments (State, Treasury, etc.)
  • 3. Let’s Define This oGoal of the Executive Branch: carry out Congressional laws (“faithfully execute”) oGoal of the Federal Bureaucracy: To assist the President at carrying out the laws o Bureaucracy: Organizational system for a large organization (school districts, universities, corporations) o simply defined as the various agencies of the federal government o Bureaucrats: the people who do the day-to-day job of governing oGovernment bureaucracy has a negative reputation— why?
  • 4. Here’s why…
  • 5. Characteristics of a bureaucracy oThere is internal division of labor and specialized by function (big jobs broken into smaller ones) oEmployees are recruited and promoted based on relevant technical expertise oVarious units of the bureaucracy are arranged in a hierarchy (clear lines of authority and communications)—one authority at the top oOperations are guided and constrained by established rules and procedures oEmphasis is on establishing goals efficiently and effectively (standardization)
  • 6. Types of Federal Organizations 1. Departments 2. Independent Regulatory Commissions 3. Independent Agencies 4. Government Corporations You get to define each!
  • 7. And now…
  • 8. The federal bureaucracy project!

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