Paper Week 1
Compose a brief story of your most recent experience with a public administrator. Would the experience
differ had the administrator or manager been from a private business versus a public or nonprofit?
The most recent e
So the community is fed up with trash; how do you handle the attempt to clean up the neighborhood
through a fee levied on drink containers? This avenue has been tried before, both successfully and
unsuccessfully. What makes your plan stand out and what wi
Review your local government structure and operation. How do they perform budgeting, revenue and
I live in Panama City Beach, Florida, and this town is a great example of a city getting the most out of the
budget appropriations whi
Case Study #4 Reform
As head of a state agency, you are concerned that your employees have fallen into the old trap of
assuming that the way things have always been done is the way they should be done in the future.
You would like yo
2. How have advances in information and communication technology changed public organizations
in terms of management, service delivery, and relationships with citizens?
Since the mid-1990s, public organizations have been able to revolutionize the way they
Describe what the Josephson Institute of Ethics offers and how their services may have an effect
(positive or negative) on your local government and/or school system
What does the Josephson Institute of Ethics offer?
Josephson Institute develops and deliv
Case Study #3 Appointee Dilemma
Do you go ahead with the existing equipment, or do you buy the Emission Systems Monitoring
As the newly appointed head of the agency established to monitor pollution emissions from c
Utilize questions one, three and five on pages 241 and 242. Develop a discussion about the present day
federal civil service system.
The historical federal civil service system has evolved significantly from the beginnings of Hamilton and
his Federalist c
Case Study #2 Managing Organizations
The following statement is a mission statement from the City of Oakland (California): The City of
Oakland is committed to the delivery of effective, courteous, and responsive services. Citizens an
Utilizing question four on page 318 of the text, compose a response to the questions posed.
Question 4: Two management approaches combine the human element with the structural aspect of the
organization. Discuss the differences between the systems approac
Utilizing questions five and six at the end of Chapter Three on page 120, post to the Week Two
discussion board, titled Government Relationships, a discussion on the contracting process and what
privatizing may do to the governmental structure.
Discuss how you may have been or are involved with your local town or city government.
I am currently in the process to become a volunteer firefighter. The process is painstakingly long
and involved both in the application process, as well as the personal
Case Study One - Politics
Chapter 2, Question 3
Assume the role of Billie Jackson. What is your immediate response? What would you do in the
days and weeks that followed? Would you continue to pursue the issue? Why or why not?
What Would You Do?
The budget of the Parks and Recreation Department that you head is stretched to the limit. The city
council seems unwilling to add any resources to support new programs you think would benefit the
community. You have calle
Utilize the What would you do? text box on page 240.
You are the top civil service official in a large federal agency. The new administration has just appointed
the cabinet secretary and her top political appointees. You want the age
Case Study #5 Bidding
You are Mike Smith, chief procurement officer for a major university. Work generated by your staff of
twenty procurement specialists includes writing proposals to vendors and evaluating the vendors bids.