AG 11

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AG 11
2013-02-13 18:39:44
American Government

American Government
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  1. a large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions
  2. one of the 15 major departments of the executive branch
    cabinet department
  3. the act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
  4. the initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883
    civil service commission
  5. a statute enacted by congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, purpose, composition, functions, and powers of the agency being created
    enabling legislation
  6. an agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. these corporations are used when the activities to be performed are primarily commercial
    government corporation
  7. a law that requires all committee-directed federal agencies to conduct their business regularity in public session
    government in the sunshine act
  8. a federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president
    independent executive agency
  9. an agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.
    independent regulatory agency
  10. a three-way alliance among legislators in congress, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
    iron triangle
  11. a group of individuals or organizations- which may consists of legislators and legislative staff members, interest group leaders, bureaucrats, scholars and other experts, and media representatives- that supports a particular policy position on a given issue
    issue network
  12. in the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president
    line organization
  13. the selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
    merit system
  14. an act that established the principle of federal government employment based on merit and created the civil service commission to administer the personnel service
    Pendleton act (civil service reform act)
  15. the replacement of government services with services provided by private firms
  16. the awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
    spoils system
  17. laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
    sunset legislation
  18. in the context of government, someone who brings gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action to the public's attention.