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PAF 300 Quiz 4

 

Question 1

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The civil service is important because the quality of the government's performance depends heavily on the skill of its workers.

  •   True
  •   False

Question 2

1 / 1 pts

There are three fundamental elements of the civil service system:

  •   personnel handbook, hiring sponsor, and compensation rules
  •    position classification rules, staffing rules, and compensation rules
  •    position classification rules, personnel handbook, salary tables
  •    physical fitness exams, staffing rules, and promotional exams

 Question 3

1 / 1 pts

The Federal workforce is more/less diverse in many categories than the population as a whole.

  •   Lessorrect!
  •   More 

Question 4

1 / 1 pts

Compared with the private sector and state and local governments, the federal bargaining table is a meager one: many highly significant issues relating to pay, job security, promotions, and fringe benefits that are accepted as negotiable in the private sector are precluded from bargaining at the federal level.

Correct!

  •   True
  •   False

Question 5

1 / 1 pts

According to the Hatch Act, government officials cannot run for office in a partisan election, campaign while on the job, or use their position to influence an election.

  •   True
  •    False

Question 6

1 / 1 pts

The challenge of building human capital revolves around four issues: 1) leadership, 2) strategic human capital planning, 3) acquiring, developing, and retaining talent, and 4) __________________.

  •   performance-based budgeting
  •    humanizing the organization!
  •   results-oriented culture
  •    timely promotional opportunities 

Question 7

1 / 1 pts

At-will employees can be hired and fired at a manager's discretion (and without civil service protections).!

  •   True
  •   False

Question 8

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Two recruitment problems exist with executives. First, many political appointees have suffered from lack of experience in the _____________. Second, many political appointees arrive at their positions without extensive ___________ experience.

  •   federal courts; line operations
  •   federal executive branch; management
  •    state legislative branch; policy
  •    local government arena; political

 

 

Question 9

1 / 1 pts

According to Max Stier, the rapid-fire turnover of political appointees creates a host of problems, the most important of which is a lack of:!

  •   continuity of focus
  •    institutional knowledge 
  •   effectiveness of task
  •    continuity of tenure

Question 10

1 / 1 pts

There are _______ key elements of Obama's December 2015 reform of the Senior Executive Service (SES).

  •   four 
  •   seven
  •    eight!
  •   six

 

 



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