Assignment 4: Analysis of the Agencyâ??s Policies, Procedures, and Plans Regarding Unions, Privatization, Pensions, and Productivity, Part 4 Due Week 9 and worth 220 pointsRefer to the Scenario for Assignments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:Evaluate the practicality of union presence in your selected agency and recommend at least two (2) reasons why the agency should or should not have union representation. (Title this section The Agency and Unions)Evaluate the opportunity of privatization in your selected agency and recommend at least two (2) reasons why the agency should or should not privatize its services. (Title this section The Agency and Privatization)Analyze at least two (2) of the agencyâ??s policies, procedures, and / or plans regarding pensions. (Title this section Employee Pension Plans)Assess the agencyâ??s approach to productivity and performance evaluation. (Title this section Productivity and Performance Evaluation)Recommend at least three (3) actions the agency could take to improve in the areas of productivity and performance evaluation. (Title this section Recommendations for Improving Productivity and Performance Evaluation)Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five  years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites. (Include no more than one (1) non-government Website)Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the studentâ??s name, the professorâ??s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
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PAD 530 â?? Assignments and Rubrics
Scenario for Assignments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
For Assignments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 you will take on the role of a consultant for a government
agency. Your consulting firm has been asked by the agency to research it, interview
representatives within the agency, compile a report, and provide recommendations for
improvement. The first role of the consultant is to become familiar with the agency, its
departments, and key actors. You will develop the assignment in five (5) parts, submitting each to
your supervisor (your professorâ??s role) who will offer feedback for revisions.
Select one of the following agencies from the federal, state, or local government listed below and
then select a department within the agency. Usually, you can find contact information on their
Websites. Each assignment builds upon the previous assignment. The agency you select in
Assignment 1 must be used for all remaining assignments. You do not have to use the agency
you selected in Week 1 discussion.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Assignment 1: Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected, Part 1 (Week 2)
Assignment 2: Evaluation of Agencyâ??s Public Personnel Administration, Part 2 (Week 4)
Assignment 3: Agencyâ??s Law and Ethics of Hiring a Diverse Workforce, Part 3 (Week 7)
Assignment 4: Analysis of the Agencyâ??s Policies, Procedures, and Plans â?? Unions, Privatization,
Pensions, and Productivity, Part 4 (Week 9)
Assignment 5: Preparing for the Agencyâ??s Future, Part 5 (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.
2. Interview at least two (2) representatives of the agencyâ??s department for the different
sections of the paper. (If you can obtain more than two (2) different interviews, do so. The
more perspectives, the better. Interviews can be conducted in person, by phone, or by an
electronic method such as email.)
3. Develop the assignments in parts, submitting them to your professor for review and
4. Revise Assignments 1, 2, and 3 based on your professorâ??s feedback.
(Note: Guidelines for Interview Assignments at Strayer University (See Appendix):
(1) Before students engage in an interview assignment, they must adhere to these Guidelines for
Interview Assignments at Strayer University:
(a) The purpose of the assignment is to train students in interview/research methods, not to
develop or contribute to research that can be applied to situations beyond that studied or that
is created to share with others beyond the local setting.
(b) No publication of projects containing the results of or information from the
interviews is allowed, including publication in social media, blogs or the Internet
generally. The interview findings may only be shared in the class.
(2) When presenting the results of their interviews to their instructor and / or classmates,
students may not disclose personally identifiable information about an interviewee, unless they
have received written permission from the interviewee as verified by their instructor.
(3) All interviewees must be at least 18 years old.)
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