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PA 582 Midterm Exam Public Policy Formulation Implementation Keller (TCO A) Of the following, which is not a central value of the managerial approach? (Points : 5) Accountability Economy Effectiveness Providing for political representation in public administration (TCO A) As values, representation and transparency:

Are equally relevant to the public and private transparency Have differing relevance to the public and private sectors Do not bear on the practice of public administration None of the above (TCO A) Public administration is similar to private management in that (Points : 5) It provides services It is profit seeking It regulates the public at large None of the above (TCO A) Under the political approach to public administration, individuals are considered as: (Points : 5) Members of groups Ill-informed Interchangeable with one another All of the above (TCO A) In the United States, politics are salient to public administration because: (Points : 5) Most public employees are hired on a partisan basis

All administrative functions are highly political Public administrators are involved in the public policy cycle All of the above (TCO C) During the 20th century, the government in the United States grew and expanded immensely. This trend has continued into this century. This growth and expansion is known as: (Points : 5) The third-party government The Civil Service Reform The market-based solution The rise of the administrative state (TCO C) Congressional oversight is: (Points : 5) A check on public administrative activity The failure to pay attention to policy details Making sure that agencies follow presidential directives Assuring that federal agencies will have as much funding as they require (TCO C) In 1946, the Administrative Procedure Act was passed to (Points : 5) Give agencies greater access to judicial review Regulate agency rule-making, adjudication, enforcement, and transparency

Force agencies to establish advisory committees None of the above

(TCO I) Organized interests can influence administrative policy making through (Points : 5) Advisory committees Lobbying Negotiated rule making All of the above (TCO I) The popularity of interest groups is based largely on the assumption that (Points : 5) Public administration represents the national will Public administration promotes the national interest Public administration is involved in policy making None of the above (TCO E) Which of the following are generally considered to be uncontrollable government expenditures? (Points : 5) Entitlements Interest on debt Spending required under contractual obligations

All of the above (TCO E) In 1993, the Congress of the United States passed the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). This act most closely seeks to (Points : 5) Enhance accountability by strengthening the offices of theInspector General (IG) in each federal agency Require various federal government programs to establish five-year strategic plans that include performance goals Encourage the EOP to establish performance goals for various federal agencies Give individual government employees financial incentives to expose waste and fraud in the federal government (TCO E) Property taxes tend to be (Points : 5) Progressive Regressive Proportional Neutral (TCO E) Which of the following constitutes the largest source of federal revenues (Points : 5) Individual income taxes Corporate income taxes Government borrowing

Excise taxes (TCO I) Discuss how you as a citizen can try to have an impact on policy making by public administrators within a department or agency at a national level.(Points : 20) As a citizen, I could impact policy making by informing the city council or school board about… (TCO C) Define the term “interest group” (or “special interest group”), and explain how an individual may try to influence public policy via such a group. (Points : 20) Interest groups are organizations that represent the social and economic interests of certain groups of the population, such as the… (TCO C) Define the term stakeholder for purposes of a discussion of public policy. Also explain how any given person may be a stakeholder in more than one way on a public policy issue involving governmental finances. (Points : 20) “A stakeholder is any person, organization, group, or entity that might be affected by a decision. In terms of… (TCO A) Healthcare access and affordability is an issue that has become more prevalent in our society and has been the subject of much debate and legislation. Suppose for the sake of this question that the Congress of the United States government has at long last passed legislation providing for universal healthcare coverage, and the president has signed it into law. In other words, each and every citizen and resident of the United States is now entitled to healthcare services without regard as to the ability to pay. Focusing only on the managerial approach to public administration, please address how the government departments or agencies will be structured to implement this new policy. You may wish to address the values under that approach, the possible organizational structure, the view of the individual, and budgeting issues. (Points : 40) The managerial approach is similar to the business approach where the differences between public and private management are diminished. With this approach, the government is… (TCO E) If you are a policy maker at a local level seeking funding for a new program or service, you will be facing issues that are different from policy makers at the national level. Please explain three or more of those issues and challenges. (Points : 40)

As a policy maker at a local level seeking funding for a new program, they may faces issues regarding basic information on cost and charges, the impact of pricing reform, comparative‌

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