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Case Study Critique 1Case Study CritiqueStephanie WoodPADM/501Corinne BatesSeptember 30, 2015
Case Study Critique 2Case Study CritiqueIntroductionThe Social Security Administration, also known as the SSA, is a well-known organization in America. This organization is unique, because it has many characteristics of a social welfare organization as well as a typical large federal agency. Although this organization is recognized for being one of the most desired places to work and accredited as an organization with strong teamwork by the Federal Government Survey, the Social Security Administration faces a numberof serious problems (Copf, Giancola & Loutzenhiser, 2012). Many of the problems are specific and easily recognized.One of the first problems recognized by the Federal Government Survey is that the SSA faces issues with leadership within the organization. The leaders of this organization are executives politically appointed after each new presidential election. Many organizations can face problems with turn-over rates caused by other issues within the organization; however, the SSA is forced tohave turnover rates with its leaders, because they are appointed and not because of outside reasons (Copf, Giancola & Loutzenhiser, 2012). Any time an agency switches leadership and management changes hands due to political shifts, the agency is obviously guided by political motivation with a political agenda. Because of the two-party system in place, the political shifts can cause serious issues in upper management, which spreads through the many levels. Another problem that the SSA faces is insufficient resources and old technology. This is obvious in the drastic increase in disability benefit claims resulting in a significant backlog of cases. Although there has been plenty of advancement in technology, there is not enough fundingfor the increasing duties the organization has (Copf, Giancola & Loutzenhiser, 2012). The lack offunding decreases the advanced technology that is applied to the duties of the organization. One
Case Study Critique 3only has to pay attention when political figures discuss national budgeting and election