WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT – RATIONALE AND ANALYSIS FOR AGENCY SELECTED

Week 3 Assignment – Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected

Preparation

Scenario for Assignment
For this assignments, you will take on the role of a consultant for a government agency. Your consulting firm has been asked by the agency to conduct research, 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 and its departments. You will develop the assignment in four parts, submitting each to your supervisor (your professor) who will review and grade your efforts.
Selecting an Agency

The agency you select in this first assignment must be used for all remaining assignments. Before selecting your agency, review the directions for each of the assignments and perform some initial research to ensure you can find adequate information online to address the requirements for each of the assignments.Explore one federal agency. You may select one from the list below or choose your own.Suggested agencies:

Instructions

  1. Select a federal agency.
  2. Research the literature regarding issues that involve the selected agency and public administration in general.
  3.  titled “Rationale and Analysis for Agency Selected.” Complete the following:
    • Provide background information about the agency’s key historical events, mission, and goals/objectives (title this section “Introduction”).
    • Describe at least three functions of this agency, highlighting the public it serves (title this section “Agency Functions”).
    • Analyze at least two current events involving the agency that might have implications for personnel management (title this section “Agency News”).
    • Explain your rationale for selecting this agency with at least two justifiable reasons (title this section “Rationale for Selecting Agency”).
    • Appropriately incorporate at least four quality (credible, relevant, and appropriate) sources. A quality source can be either popular, such as a news article, or scholarly, such as peer-reviewed works. In the case of public administration, government websites are appropriate quality resources. Note: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Use the Strayer University Online Library to conduct research.