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1. Dana receives $30 for her birthday and $15 for cleaning the garage. If she spends $16 on a CD, how much money does she have left? A: $29 B: $27 C: $24 D: $12. Getting back in the swing of things…. 2. Ephemeral most nearly means: A. Short lived B. mythical C. Dead D. Exceptional.

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getting back in the swing of things

1. Dana receives $30 for her birthday and $15 for cleaning the garage. If she spends $16 on a CD, how much money does she have left?

  • A: $29
  • B: $27
  • C: $24
  • D: $12
Getting back in the swing of things…
slide2

2. Ephemeral most nearly means:

    • A. Short lived
    • B. mythical
    • C. Dead
    • D. Exceptional
slide3

3. Buddhism is a religion that must be viewed from many angles. Its original form, as preached by Guatama in India and developed in the early years succeeding and as ambodied in the sacred literature of early Buddhism, isn’t representative of the actual Buddhism of any land today.

  • According to this passage:
    • A: Most Buddhists live in India.
    • B: Buddhist teachings have changed over the years.
    • C: Buddhism draws its teachings from early Christianity.
    • D: Buddhist temples can be found in any land of the world.
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Answers:

  • 1: A
  • 2: A
  • 3: B
  • 4: B
chapter 15 the federal bureaucracy

Chapter 15: The Federal Bureaucracy

(Is that spelled right?)

Petterson/Dalebout

Easy to criticize….yet a necessary evil…

1 overview

A bureaucracy is a big hierarchical, administrative structure that handles the everyday business of an organization.

    • Three Traits:
      • Hierarchical Authority
      • Job Specialization: each bureaucrat has special role; division of labor
      • Formalized rules: bureaucracy runs according to established procedures
1. Overview
the administration

The Federal Bureaucracy is an administration-executive branches many administrators and specialized agencies.

  • The Federal Bureaucracy is easy to bash:
    • Conservatives say it is too big and is “takin’ away our freedoms!”
    • Liberals say its too slow and “its all owned by the corporations man.”
The Administration
name game

The name department is reserved for agencies of the Cabinet rank.

  • Outside of department, there is little standardization of names throughout the agencies.
  • Common titles include agency, administration, commission, corporation, and authority.
Name Game
myth or fact

Bureaucrats are ineffective, inefficient and stuck in red tape

    • True, but they protect and help citizens
    • Red tape can benefit consumers
    • DMV?
  • The Federal Bureaucracy has grown tremendously!
    • The federal bureaucracy has not grown over the past two generations; in fact, the bureaucracy has shrunk in size relative to the population it
Myth or fact?
2 diagram of federal bureaucracy

President

  • Executive Office of Prez.
  • Cabinet Departments
  • Independent Agencies
    • Agency
    • Corporation
    • Commission
2. Diagram of Federal Bureaucracy
3 who runs the show

Chief of Staff – Directs white house operations

    • Senior Aide to the President
    • Used to be Presidents secretary, but role was expanded during Depression
    • Current: Pete Rouse
3. Who runs the show?
4 executive office of president write down 2 don t describe

The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President’s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad.

  • Created in 1939 by FDR
  • Ex: Council of Economic Advisors, Office of Homeland Security
4. Executive Office of President (write down 2, don’t describe)
7 independent agencies

Independent Agencies:

    • Operate outside of departments
    • Variety of functions
    • Created by congress
    • Ex: CIA, U.S. Postal Service
7. Independent Agencies
8 agencies

Independent Executive Agencies:

    • Basically departments
    • CIA
  • Independent regulatory commissions:
    • Regulate parts of economy
    • FCC
  • Government Corporations
    • Business like
    • Postal Service
8. Agencies
lots of people

307,006,550 live in US

  • 17 Million are employed by the government somehow
Lots of People…
10 but mr d how can i be a bureaucrat

Office of Personnel Management (Ind. Agency) tests and hires federal workers

  • Firing a Bureaucrat
    • Only 200 out of 3 million workers fired for incompetence
    • Chart explaining how to fire a worker is 12 feet wide
10. But Mr. D, how can I be a Bureaucrat?