Policy Paper Components As with research papers, there is not just one way to wr

Policy Paper Components
As with research papers, there is not just one way to write a policy paper.The University of Texas has a nice website with a detailed model, “Suggestions for Writing Policy Analysis”.
The basic elements of a policy paper include:
Description of the context and importance of the problem.
It is helpful to careful define the problem and frame it as a specific question to be answered.
Discussion of a range of policy options.
These are the choices for addressing the policy problem.
Criteria for judging policy choices.
This is the step that often is missed in policy analysis. Writers often fail to be explicit and may even assume that everyone shares the same ideas of what the criteria for making a choice should be. This is a mistake. Indeed, it is an important service to the reader (and to the decision-maker) to know the reasons for recommending one policy (or set of policies) over others. There often is major debate about criteria that should be used.
In his book, A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis, Eurgene Bardach helpfully notes that such criteria are best thought of as applied to “the projected outcomes” of a policy choice. He makes the useful distinction between evaluative criteria, such as efficiency and fairness, and practical criteria, such as legality and political acceptability.
The policy recommendation.
Ideally, the policy recommendation should flow from the logical application of your criteria to your policy choices. This is illustrated in the hypothetical example (see table) below.
In this example, the researcher was able to make clear outcomes about how the policy choices met some criteria (Policy Choice A fails to meet the first criteria of legality). However, it there is some uncertainty about others. For instance, it is unclear how Policy Choice B would affect the criteria of inclusiveness, or how to judge the cost effectiveness of Policy Choice C. In the real world, we may need to incorporate such uncertainty into our policy judgments. But it is important for the policy analyst to be clear to readers and decision-makers where that uncertainty exists.
Another thing to note is that not all criteria are equal. It may be useful to rank the importance of criteria. Many of us would likely consider legality a necessary criterion. This would allow us to immediately remove Policy Choice A from our list of choices without any further consideration.

The goal of recruitment is to generate a pool of qualified candidates. More spec

The goal of recruitment is to generate a pool of
qualified candidates. More specifically, recruitment refers to the range of
processes an organization uses to attract qualified individuals. When
considering recruitment strategies, there are some initial questions that
should be explored:
1. Should we recruit internally or externally?
2. Should we consider alternative approaches to filling jobs
(i.e. contract staff)?
3. Should we look for fully qualified candidates, or look
for the best fit who we would have to devote time, money, and energy to
developing?
Beyond these three
questions, what else would you consider before initiating recruitment?
List 3–5 other factors you would like to consider.

What research designs/methodologies are most applicable to your particular topic

What research designs/methodologies are most applicable to your particular topic? What type of model can best articulate/illustrate your connection from theory to practice and demonstrate how a clear understanding of how your theory supports the possible outcomes of your research? Explain why you selected the particular research methodology.
-Post offers insightful and well developed ideas, concepts, and contributions.
Writing is at a level of high proficiency in articulating thoughts, and demonstrates proper grammar, expression, spelling, and APA structure.

Preparation: you will take on the role of a consultant for a government agency.

Preparation:
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.
Agency picked: Department of Justice
Instructions:
Write a 4–5 page paper titled, “Evaluation of Agency’s Public Personnel Administration,” in which you:
Analyze the organizational design of the selected agency’s human resource management (HRM) in relationship to the entire organization. Assess its strengths and weaknesses (title this section “Organizational Design”).
Analyze at least three of the major components of the agency’s human resource system’s goals and practices regarding the recruitment and hiring of a qualified workforce (title this section “Personnel Recruitment and Hiring Practices”).
Evaluate the agency’s approach to training and programs provided for new and existing employees for the development of knowledge, skills, and overall competencies, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses (title this section “Employee Skills Training”).
Recommend at least two actions the agency could take to improve in the areas of recruiting and training a qualified workforce (title this section “Recruiting and Training Recommendations”).
Appropriately incorporate at least four quality 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.
essay format and DOJ agency paper is attached below.

Students will select a public policy or program, then describe how they would pr

Students will select a public policy or program, then describe how they would propose to evaluate the policy or program by employing the methods, techniques, etc., which are covered in the course.
The attached thesis paper provides the topic of the research paper and the public policy/program that needs to be researched.
Students will select a policy or program to be evaluated, either from the list which follows or one of their own choosing. You may consider a topic that is applicable to your capstone project. All policy/program topics must be approved by the instructor. Then, students will describe how they would plan/propose to evaluate the policy or program by employing the methods, techniques, etc., which are covered in the course. Do not evaluate the policy or program, you are only expected to describe how you would go about evaluating the policy or program. The proposal must be 10-15 typed, double-spaced pages in length with standard one-inch margins all around and 12-point font. Otherwise, general formatting should follow APA style. Cover page and reference pages do not count towards the 10-15-pagerequirement.
Textbook:
Joseph S. Wholey, Harry P. Hatry, and Kathryn E. Newcomer, editors, Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, Latest Edition. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass/Wiley Imprint,

below are the revision requested emailed to me by the professor & the methodolog

below are the revision requested emailed to me by the professor & the methodology portion he stated I reference: Hi, You made some revisions. Nevertheless, a comparative research question is not in place. Your question reads: “do monetary incentives serve as a motivational tool in public organizations?” It should read more like: “Do public organizations that offer employees monetary incentives observe significant employee motivation and work engagement than public organizations that __________ ?(fill in the blank here). You must compare your research premise with another premise. At this time you have a Topic question. At this moment, your Literature Review does not match your research question because you have nothing to compare it with. The theories you listed speak to motivation versus your premise on incentives to motivate employees. The Methodology needs much revision. Please read the Methodology hand-out I emailed which contains methodology samples to collect your data. Please arrange a date and time this week for us to discuss your paper. Thank you.

: Equity design driven policy and program development – Review the key steps to

: Equity design driven policy and program development – Review the key steps to design driven program development. Focus your review of each step in detail and experience through the perspective of a current or future public servant either in the nonprofit or government sector. 1. What were some of the biggest insights and skill knowledge you gained through learning about ECD? Make sure to reflect on constructivist listening and the role of prototyping/testing as a way to determine what kinds of policy and program process you’d implement as a manager and leader in a public organization. . What aspects of each phase worked for you, which ones didn’t? Please review each one. 3. What content would you have liked more time and practice on? You don’t need to cover all phases, we want to know what was most useful and what could be improved in the phases that you found least useful. 4. We discussed how having opportunities to apply this model would have been helpful. What kinds of applications would be most appealing to you? Attached are recording for our ‘experiment’ and some notes. Also the slides from the class, and two equity-design framework guides

: Equity design driven policy and program development – Review the key steps to

: Equity design driven policy and program development – Review the key steps to design driven program development. Focus your review of each step in detail and experience through the perspective of a current or future public servant either in the nonprofit or government sector. 1. What were some of the biggest insights and skill knowledge you gained through learning about ECD? Make sure to reflect on constructivist listening and the role of prototyping/testing as a way to determine what kinds of policy and program process you’d implement as a manager and leader in a public organization. . What aspects of each phase worked for you, which ones didn’t? Please review each one. 3. What content would you have liked more time and practice on? You don’t need to cover all phases, we want to know what was most useful and what could be improved in the phases that you found least useful. 4. We discussed how having opportunities to apply this model would have been helpful. What kinds of applications would be most appealing to you? Attached are slides and recordings for our ‘experiment’ and some notes (recording are on the 1st 3 slides) and two equity-design framework guides

: Equity design driven policy and program development – Review the key steps to

: Equity design driven policy and program development – Review the key steps to design driven program development. Focus your review of each step in detail and experience through the perspective of a current or future public servant either in the nonprofit or government sector. 1. What were some of the biggest insights and skill knowledge you gained through learning about ECD? Make sure to reflect on constructivist listening and the role of prototyping/testing as a way to determine what kinds of policy and program process you’d implement as a manager and leader in a public organization. . What aspects of each phase worked for you, which ones didn’t? Please review each one. 3. What content would you have liked more time and practice on? You don’t need to cover all phases, we want to know what was most useful and what could be improved in the phases that you found least useful. 4. We discussed how having opportunities to apply this model would have been helpful. What kinds of applications would be most appealing to you? Attached are recording for our ‘experiment’ and some notes. Also the slides from the class, and two equity-design framework guides