Before you complete your Final Assignment, you will submit a short proposal to your instructor. Research the issues, policy concerns, or other current situations that are important to your chosen public sector organization. For example, if you were to research the city of Chicago’s Department of the Environment, you could research recent news articles, and consult the website of the agency for current news (

In your proposal, you will describe the organization that you plan to research, outline the major concerns for this organization, and propose research questions you plan to answer in the Final Assignment regarding the impact of the issues on administrative and managerial processes.

In formulating the research questions for your proposal, focus on the following inter-related managerial and administrative processes, if applicable:

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Budgeting and Resource Allocation
  3. Policy Creation (if applicable)
  4. Policy Implementation (if applicable)
  5. Delivering Services to the public (if applicable)
  6. Performance Evaluation (of people or of programs)
  7. Legislative process
  8. Local Government council, town, or regional meetings
  9. Inter- and Intra-governmental communication and negotiation (like the

relationship between federal and local, state and local, or globally)

  1. Ethical decision making

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