The Useful Bureaucrats was a manifesto written by the Dark Lord of the Sith and Galactic Emperor Darth Sidious as part of his work, Absolute Power.

The volume detailed how Sidious, under his public persona of the Naboo Senator Palpatine, managed to manipulate several important figures and events to ensure his rise to power. He also mentioned that his Sith Master, Darth Plagueis, had a minor role in these events.