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Consider: Which parts of the Bucy are the “doers”, and which parts are the “advisors”?. Homework : Assignment 15 for Friday. Organization of the Bureaucracy. Chapter 8 AP Government and Politics. The Modern Bureaucracy. 8.2. Who Are Bureaucrats? Formal Organization

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Consider which parts of the bucy are the doers and which parts are the advisors

Consider: Which parts of the Bucy are the “doers”, and which parts are the “advisors”?

Homework: Assignment 15 for Friday


Organization of the bureaucracy

Organization of the Bureaucracy

Chapter 8

AP Government and Politics


The modern bureaucracy

The Modern Bureaucracy

8.2

  • Who Are Bureaucrats?

  • Formal Organization

  • Government Workers and Political Involvement


Who are bureaucrats

Who Are Bureaucrats?

8.2

  • Over 3 million federal workers

  • Covered by the Civil Service System

    • 90-percent of federal employees

  • Not covered by the Civil Service System

    • 10-percent of federal employees

    • Appointive policy-making positions (under-secretaries; Senate confirmation)

    • IRC Commissioners (appointed by Prez)

    • Low-level, nonpolicy political appointees (assistants)

  • Work force diverse but Hispanics are underrepresented

  • Turnover and graying are issues


  • Formal organization of the bureaucracy

    Formal Organization of the Bureaucracy

    8.2

    • Cabinet departments (60%)

      • (cabinet agencies, for lack of a better term)

    • Independent executive agencies

      • Independent of a cabinet department (for various reasons)

    • Independent regulatory commissions

      • Independent for specific purposes

    • Government corporations

      • Most recent addition

      • Different from all of these


    Government workers and political involvement

    Government Workers and Political Involvement

    8.2

    • As number of fed employees grows, some fear their influence in federal elections the influence of party on the actions of the bucy

    • Hatch Act (1939)

      • Limits federal employees’ political activities

      • Can’t become involved in political campaigns

  • Amendments to Hatch Act

    • Rules relaxed somewhat; allowed to run for office in nonpartisan campaigns, contribute money, and campaign for or against candidates, but not during work hours


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