Week 4 – Assignment: Assess Distributive Policy Administration at the Agency Level
Public agencies play pivotal roles in building the public’s confidence in public institutions. Public agency officials understand how to interact with members of the public and know how to reassure the community when there are public outcries for justice, equality, and better-quality services. As an agency manager at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), create a video message for release to state officials where you inform the public of current labor statistics. On the BLS website, run a report for one U.S. state of your choice and provide a short video based on your findings. Ensure your video captures the following:
Describe the statistics for reported workplace injuries and illnesses over the past three years within the state of choice.
Explain the types of injuries that occurred and the industries with the highest percentage of injuries.
Assess the types of policy solutions state agencies have implemented to assist with benefits for employees.
Critique the employers’ policy response and solution and the impacts on the workforce.
Length: 2-3 Minutes
Your video presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts 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.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics https://stats.bls.gov/
Goodman, J. M., Boone-Heinonen, J., Richardson, D. M., Andrea, S. B., & Messer, L. C. (2018). Analyzing policies through a DOHAD lens. What can we learn?
Krueger, A. B. (2014). The department of labor at the intersection of research and policy. ILR Review, 67(s3), 584–593
Wolf, M. G., & Lockard, C. B. (2018). Occupational separations: A new method for projecting workforce needs. Monthly Labor Review, 1–25
Week 5 – Assignment: Evaluate the Political Backlash of Failed Policies
As a policy administrator with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your agency received an influx of H1N1 flu vaccine that the agency decided to give free of charge to the public based on concerns of an impending outbreak of swine flu. However, your office realized that the policy on giving vaccinations to the public in large quantities is unclear as numerous challenges can arise such as overcrowding, which could lead to a problem for physicians, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals. Nevertheless, your office decided to still distribute the vaccine to the public and request your support in drafting an interim policy to deal with this large vaccination outreach.
Create a brochure that notifies the public of the upcoming vaccine outreach at a place and time of your choice. Your brochure should include the following:
Define the potential challenges that may arise for a large outreach vaccine program.
Identify the benefits of giving the vaccine to residents.
Explain the dangers of not receiving the vaccine.
Interpret existing H1N1 policies and adopt necessary provisions into your interim policy and give details.
Length: 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages.
References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.
Your brochure should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts 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.
Hendrix, K. S., Sturm, L. A., Zimet, G. D., & Meslin, E. M. (2016). Ethics and childhood vaccination policy in the United States. American Journal
Lucas, T., & Pierce, J. (2018). Justice, perceived threat, and vaccination intention in the USA. Health Promotion International, 33(1), 27–37
Myers, N. (2016). Policymaking to build relationships: A grounded theory analysis of interviews and documents relating to H1N1, Ebola, and the U.S. Public Health Preparedness Network
Noda, K. (2018). Institutional economics as the theory of policy change: Impact of past policy failures on present policy. Journal of Economic Issues
O’Donovan, K. (2017). Policy failure and policy learning: Examining the conditions of learning after disaster. Review of Policy Research, 34(4)