THE PRESIDENT CHAPTERS 13-17 THE BUREAUCRACY PART 3 WHAT IS A BUREAUCRACY • The federal bureaucracy is all of the agencies, people, and procedures through which the Federal Government operates. • The president is the Chief Administrator of the Federal Bureaucracy • The Federal Bureaucracy is organized by dividing into areas of specialization THE 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. AGENCIES IN THE FED. BUREAUCRACY • There are two different types of agencies • Line Agencies • Staff Agencies LINE AGENCIES • perform tasks for which the organization exists. • Congress and the President give the line agencies goals to accomplish and staff agencies help the line agencies accomplish them. STAFF AGENCIES • Serves in a support capacity • They aid the chief executive and other administrators by offering advice and other assistance in the management of the organization.