Mr. Blahnik AP Government Ch. 15 Bureaucracy 20 points Chapter 15: Bureaucracy 1. Compare and contrast the American and British models of government bureaucracy. 2. Sketch the history of the executive branch bureaucracy and the different uses to which it has been put. 3. Discuss the recruitment, retention, and demographic profiles of federal bureaucrats. 4. Show how the roles and missions of the agencies are affected by internal and external factors. 5. Review congressional measures to control the bureaucracy and evaluate their effectiveness. 6. List the “pathologies” that may affect bureaucracies and discuss why it is so difficult to reform the executive branch bureaucracy. 11 points Appropriation Authorization legislation Bureaucracy Civil Service Reform Act Committee clearance Competitive service Department of Homeland Security Discretionary authority Government by proxy Iron triangle Issue network Laissez-faire Legislative veto Name-request job National Performance Review Patronage Pendleton Act Performance Assessment Rating Tool Red tape Senior Executive Service Trust fund Whistle Blower Protection Act How much power should the president have to hire and fire bureaucratic personnel? Is it efficient to hire new bureaucratic leaders every time a new president is elected? What are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing the president some control over the personnel of bureaucratic agencies? The textbook defines bureaucracy as “a large, complex organization composed of appointed officials.” What does this mean? Does a large organization also have to be complex? It is possible to have a simple administrative structure in an organization that has hundreds—or even thousands—of employees? Explain why bureaucrats have little motivation to keep costs down. Can this situation be remedied? If so, how?