THE BUREAUCRACY. The Federal Bureaucracy. 15 Cabinet Departments Agencies, boards, and commissions Executive Office of the President 2.1 million civilian employees outside DoD 773,000 civilian employees at Dept. of Defense
Impartiality and predictability: The bureaucracy treats like cases alike. It doesn’t play favorites. If Case A and Case B are identical, the way Case A is handled predicts how Case B is handled.