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Bureaucrat

 

(1) A member of a bureaucracy.

(2) An official who performs his duties in a formal manner, to the detriment of getting things done; a formalist, a redtapist.

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What about charter schools, which offer a way around many of the bureaucratic rules t ' he unions have held to?
Subsequently, the deadline was extended seven times as the bureaucratic process ground along.
George Maybury, head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, last night rejected many of the criticisms, denying that the force is bureaucratic and ineffective.
Its goal is to build strong Buddhist base communities in rural Thailand to fight poverty, consumerism, and the structural exploitation created by a centralized bureaucratic government.
In many cases--including the 2000 election debacle--this injustice is compounded by bureaucratic incompetence; the "can't vote" file for Florida in 2000 contained a staggering number of errors and inaccurately banned names.
But we can say that, in general, the initiative was largely wielded by the bureaucratic center.
He said: "The real issue is that we're not building enough houses, and we're not building enough houses because we've got an antiquated planning system that's so bureaucratic.
BUILDERS Redrow blamed the country's planning system for a housing shortage - branding it a bureaucratic mess.
He claims the current generation of councillors have "failed to cast off the excessive and bureaucratic practices of the large, extravagant County Hall mentality created by remote government".
While the National Counter Terrorism Centre has gone into cold storage because there was no consensus on the matter with non- Congress state governments opposing it on grounds that it was against the federal nature of the country, NATGRID has been hit by bureaucratic delays.
WOLVERHAMPTON City Council's planning team has been named best in the West Midlands having shed its reputation for being too bureaucratic.
THE MONTREAL GAZETTE REPORTS that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is facing funding and bureaucratic problems that may prevent them from reaching their goals.