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Each student will complete a 15-page (double-spaced) written report designed to sharpen
analytical and writing skills and apply concepts and theories covered in class. Students will
choose a major U.S. federal agency (from a list provided by the instructor) for their reports. The
final written report has five parts, each focusing on a different aspect of organizations and
management, including the agency’s external environment; its formal structure and design; the
demographics of its workforce; communication within the agency; and the attitudes and
motivation of agency employees. The instructor will offer instructions and guidance on how to
complete each part of the agency report and allow ample time for discussion in class. Students will rely on a variety of resources to prepare their agency reports, including federal government documents and websites and federal employee survey data.
My agency- the Department of Education