The bureaucracy in America has become a major concern in development over the past years. Strict rules, procedures and different functions or obligations are divided and it becomes difficult to handle some tasks due to unnecessary processes involved. Most public institutions are serious bureaucrats with myriad of systems which determine how things are done in such organizations. The public sector is not spared either since the system extends further to frustrate the public in their day-today activities. "Bureaucratic behavior is assumed to follow the intent of the legislature" (Milakovich and Gordon 30). However, bureaucracy has some benefits to the country. Through it, there is organization of a system's function and duties and responsibilities are clearly stated. Individuals are made aware of the scope of their duties and all people who can perform similar tasks are grouped together for purposes of efficiency. Moreover, bureaucracy has enabled definition of duties and formation of rules regulating certain actions, which then determines how individuals behave in their line of duty. This paper, therefore, focuses on bureaucracy in America, its disadvantages, how it undermines certain progresses, changes that would simplify bureaucratic operations and how to achieve efficiency in bureaucracy.
To begin with, there has to be accountability in all bureaucratic systems. With accountability it means that no one would just impose rules, regulations and procedures for no good reason. In addition, in cases where bureaucratic systems violate the constitution or go against individual rights, someone has to be accountable and stand the risk of either losing their job or jail terms. This would be an efficient process to ensure that all rules governing certain actions and events are up to the task and are not just implemented to frustrate people. Moreover, accountability would ensure that individuals who go about making rules do not go against the constitution, which is very essential for fair running of the country.
[...] To begin with, there has to be accountability in all bureaucratic systems. With accountability it means that no one would just impose rules, regulations and procedures for no good reason. In addition, in cases where bureaucratic systems violate the constitution or go against individual rights, someone has to be accountable and stand the risk of either losing their job or jail terms. This would be an efficient process to ensure that all rules governing certain actions and events are up to the task and are not just implemented to frustrate people. [...]
[...] In this way, efficiency will be achieved in treasury bureaucratic operations. The department of security or defense too needs changes in its bureaucratic operations. This mainly goes with accountability, in which case, military personnel who act outside the requirements of its statue should stand the risk of losing their jobs. Moreover, officials in defense department make certain rules that only protect personal interests. Reforms in this sector would, therefore, make changes to rules and procedures governing action of all individuals in the state's security department. [...]
[...] It also ensures that the rules and regulations covered in bureaucratic systems are up to date and in the context of our current society. Moat bureaucrats would formulate rules based on their own opinion of circumstances, but intervention of the congress ensure such rules are modern and regulate actions within the realms of modern day lives. In this regard, therefore, bureaucrats who fail to present their laws to the congress stand a risk of facing the law. This can either be through fines or serve jail terms. [...]
[...] It is important, therefore, to make required changes in bureaucratic operations that would ensure efficiency in various operations. Most notable is the idea of having bureaucrats accountable for their actions in which, all activities that violate both individual rights and the constitution stand risk of bureaucrats serving jail terms (Silviera 25). However, with appropriate changes, bureaucracy is bound to improve various sectors of American economy. Works cited Katz, Michael, B. Class, bureaucracy, and schools: the illusion of educational change in America. New York: Praeger publ Print Milakovich, Michael, and George, Gordon. [...]
[...] In addition, the government requires teachers to fill certain forms every time which are never even looked into. Such bureaucratic procedures hinder the learning process and both teachers and students spend a lot of time working on things that do not contribute to education's success (Katz 100). In addition is the treasury department. This is the department charged with ensuring America's finances are put into best use. Bureaucracy has hindered efficiency in this department in many ways. A lot of procedure is followed before individuals and organizations can actually get funds from the treasury. [...]
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