Week 3 Assignment: Assess Ethical Issues and Research Methods within Public Budgetary Procedures
Develop a comprehensive paper examining the budgetary policies and procedures of your selected department or governmental entity. In your essay, include the following:
- Micro- and macro-level trend-lines of revenue and expenditure for the last three (3) fiscal years;
- Your best assessment of the accuracy of these figures (support your assessment by interpreting foundational research methods in this field);
- A discussion of the ethical dilemmas faced by officials for such practices and their impact on program evaluation and personnel performance evaluations. Provide specific examples where appropriate.
- Justification for the need for ethical and professional codes of conduct, especially for public employees, within budget and finance positions.
Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) scholarly peer-reviewed resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
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