Bureaucracy

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Bureaucracy

  1. 1. Chapter 15 Section 1 The Federal Bureaucracy
  2. 2. What is Bureaucracy?
  3. 3. The definition of Bureaucracy: <ul><li>A large-often complex administrative structure, intended to create an effective and efficient workforce. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Three Features of a Bureaucracy <ul><li>1. Hierarchical Authority: a chain of command, more than likely a pyramid (organization). </li></ul><ul><li>2. Job Specialization: Each member has defined duties and responsibilities (efficiency). </li></ul><ul><li>3. Formalized Rules: Work is done according to a set of regulations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Do these three features make bureaucracies more or less effective?
  6. 6. Bureaucracies and the Constitution <ul><ul><li>Not explicitly addressed in the Constitution...intended. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Article II: “Commander in Chief of Army and Navy”...”Ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founding Fathers recognized the President couldn’t be effective without an administration </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How and When are Bureaucrats elected?
  8. 8. Names and Titles <ul><li>Agency/Administration: refers to any governmental body. (EPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Commission: organizations in charge of regulating business. (FCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporation/Authority: these agencies conduct business-like activities-headed by boards or managers. (FDIC) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Staff vs. Line Agencies </li></ul>Staff Agencies: offer support, aid, advice Line Agencies: perform tasks and meet goals. Sometimes staff agencies will aid line agencies
  10. 10. Poster Activity <ul><li>1. Divide into groups </li></ul><ul><li>2. You will be assigned a Department </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use the internet to research your given department </li></ul><ul><li>4. Fill out the worksheet for your department....only your department! </li></ul><ul><li>5. Transfer that information to a poster </li></ul><ul><li>6. We will return to the classroom, display the posters; you will then go to the other groups posters and fill out the remainder of your worksheet </li></ul>
  11. 11. Department Choices <ul><li>Department of State </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Treasury </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Homeland Security </li></ul>

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