PAD 530 – Assignments and Rubrics
Scenario for Assignments 1, 2, 3, and 4
For Assignments 1, 2, 3, and 4 you will take on the role of a consultant for a government agency. Your consulting firm has been asked by the agency to conduct background research, interview agency representatives, compile a report, and provide recommendations for improvement of their personnel management system. The first role of the consultant is to become familiar with the agency, its departments, and key actors. You will develop the assignment in four (4) parts, submitting each to your supervisor (your professor) who will review and grade your efforts.
Select one federal, state, or local government organization, and then select a department within that agency. Usually, you can find contact information on their website. Please note, each assignment builds upon the previous assignment. The agency you select in Assignment 1 must be used for all remaining assignments.
· Review website link: https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a
· Select a federal or state public agency.
· Review the directions for Assignments 1, 2, 3, and 4 before selecting your agency. This will ensure that the agency you select will be able to address the requirements of each assignment.
Assignment 1: Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected, Part 1 (Due Week 3)
Assignment 2: Evaluation of Agency’s Public Personnel Administration, Part 2 (Due Week 5)
Assignment 3: Agency’s Law and Ethics of Hiring a Diverse Workforce, Part 3 (Due Week 7)
Assignment 4: Analysis of the Agency’s Policies, Procedures, and Plans – Unions, Privatization, Pensions, and Productivity, Part 4 (Due Week 10)
After selecting an agency and department, you are expected to:
1. Research the literature regarding issues that involve the selected agency and public administration in general.
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