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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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He faults the expensive and bureaucratically cumbersome "No Child Left Behind" legislation as the kind of fantasy project that conservatives ought never to have endorsed.
2 billion being spent on rural or under served areas (I recently saw how those two terms are defined within the stimulus program--very bureaucratically complicated), spread over three years will probably make only a moderate impact on the underground telecom, electric and cable construction markets.
In one, a green-coated nobleman, his face bureaucratically stern, sits astride a tiger that's grinning as big as the Cheshire cat.
Issues of Balochistan need to be resolved with a three tier approach-Constitutionally, Politically and Bureaucratically, he suggested.
Bureaucratically, you have two cases with largely the same set of issues and limited resources, so why not just send one investigator out there?
Despite growing economic productivity and affluence it was acknowledged by all sectors, as Steensland demonstrates--business, policy experts, politicians of every persuasion and at every level--that full employment goals were not being attained, that many who had jobs were "working poor," and that the welfare system was stigmatizing, bureaucratically complex and wasteful, and riddled with disincentives to work.
Did I really have to explain in great detail a while ago to the ambassadors of Egypt and Brazil to Canberra, who routinely or bureaucratically put 'former' on their envelopes addressed to me and in the letters inside the same envelopes, congratulating me on my daughter's wedding in Melbourne?
Not only did she master the curriculum, hold down a job, and make a number of friends, but she also learned how to cope with a large, bureaucratically complex and sometimes unfriendly public high school.
We have sent a letter to the Ministry of Higher Education, which bureaucratically sends another letter to Ministry of Finance," Abalkhail told the visiting graduates.
Despite all this, the bureaucratically developed timeline for retrofitting public buildings still means that if "the big one" that everyone knows is eventually coming hits tomorrow, many structures would not yet be ready.
At the same time, Horwitz graphically demonstrates the causal links between Nazi theory and practice, tracing how ideological rantings about "Lebensraum" and a resurgent Teutonic Reich led to bureaucratically imposed genocide.
Since then, the Commission seems to have become bogged down bureaucratically and is no longer a formidable organization.