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Secret Service Personnel Management

1. Debate It: Select a Secret Security Agency and take a position for or against the "Rule of Three" approach. Discuss two reasons and examples to support your position.

2. Using your selected agency, analyze the reasons for and practice of recruiting and hiring a qualified workforce.

3. Debate It: Take a position for or against this statement: Government agencies should purpose to hire people from different ethnic, racial, and gender groups. Provide at least two reasons and examples to support your position.

4. Recommend at least two strategies for how your selected agency provides training and development to increase the knowledge, skills, and competencies of employees, especially at high level.

1. Analyze the Bakke and the University of Michigan rulings and discuss two implications these court rulings have on you as the personnel manager of your agency.

2. Debate It: Take a position for or against the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in 1986 on the use of affirmative action in hiring, promotion, and layoffs for your agency. Provide at two reasons and examples to support your position.

5. 1"Generational Differences and the Public Sector Workplace" Please respond to the following:
1. Analyze the descriptions of generations from traditionalists to Generation. Assess your own category and discuss the ways you agree and differ from the description, indicating which generation best describes you. Provide three reasons and examples for your position.

2. Assume you have performed an analysis of your agency's workforce and have concluded that over 30% of employees will retire within the next 24 months and another 35% in five years. Currently, the workforce of 650 employees has 40% baby boomers and 60% Generation X-ers and Generation Y-ers. Your observations indicate that the baby boomers distrust the Generation X-ers and appear to disrespect the baby boomers. Recommend two strategies you could implement to address and change this situation for the better. Provide a rationale for your views.

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1. Debate It: Select a Secret Security Agency and take a position for or against the "Rule of Three" approach. Discuss two reasons and examples to support your position.

The ability for management to be chosen for high positions within the government shouldn't be predicated upon a rule of three that only limits selection for the highest positions to three candidates. This archaic selection process is inadequate because it doesn't enable the selection process to consider the most qualified applicants. A more appropriate selection process would entail choosing future leaders through the use of categorical ranking, which would provide the organization with the widest range of potential qualified candidates. Several categories are used for this type of selection process wherein the candidates are rated under different categories ranging from "most qualified," "qualified" and "unqualified," with predetermined criteria utilized to rank applicants. In essence, the most qualified leaders will be procured from the largest number of applicants, which ensures that more qualified applicants can be taken from the pool of applicants because more qualified applicants have applied for the job.

2. Using your selected agency, analyze the reasons for and practice of recruiting and hiring a qualified workforce.

The reason that the Secret Service must ensure that it hires and recruits the most qualified personnel is because of the dual mission that the agency serves for the United States wherein it is the nation's vanguard of protection in regard to protecting the nation's financial infrastructure and payment systems, which are vital for ensuring the integrity of the economy while also providing the primary protection for national leaders such as the President of the United States as well as visiting heads of state and government. Therefore, the impetus to hire the most competent and qualified employees is evident as the U.S. Secret Service should only recruit and retain the most qualified individuals. To ensure this mission is accomplished, the agency uses outside sources such as LeapFrog Solutions (LFS) to help in achieving its recruitment goals. These agencies are vital for reaching out to the target populations to provide the Secret Service with the most qualified applicants by developing strategies and plans that will advertise most effectively to reach target audiences while providing the best value on a limited budget. These ...

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