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Key Issues in Public Administration

Review the information on Pendleton Act of 1883. Hypothesize three to four (3-4) revisions that a law maker could consider in order to improve performance and eliminate political influence in today's government agencies. Provide a rationale for your response.

The Hatch Act defines prohibited activities of public employees. Analyze the significance of these prohibitions with regard to an individual's political actions. Provide a rationale for your response.

Analyze the key ethical challenges of privatization. Take a position on whether the private sector should be responsible for program outcomes of a public program or service. Provide a rationale for your response.

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The Pendleton Act of 1883 said that government jobs should be awarded based on merit and not based on ties or affiliations to politicians. Three or four revisions that a lawmaker could consider to improve performance and eliminate political influence in today's government agencies are as follows. First federal funds allocated to a state for a project should be spent in the area that is economically weakest in the state and should not be spent on the basis of political affiliation or ties to politicians. Second, agency offices should be located in areas where the service is required the most and should not be located on the basis of political affiliation or ties to politicians. Third, agencies should purchase real estate on the basis of lowest cost and not from person with political affiliation or ties to ...

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The answer to this problem explains some key issues related to public administration. The references related to the answer are also included.

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