Discussion: Public Policy Recommendation

You have learned about the role that administrators play in the planning-implementation-evaluation cycle of public policies. For your initial post in this discussion, write a response to the following:

You are the state director of a human services agency. The governor has tasked you with the responsibility of developing a policy recommendation to redesign child protective services in the state. Explain what planning steps you would take to develop the recommendation.

Respond to at least two of your peers. In your responses, address any issues related to policy implementation and evaluate your peers’ planning steps. Constructively critique and augment their proposals.

Watch Design-Thinking for Government (4:44) to get a fresh perspective on how to bring the human element into the process of program design. The focus is on understanding what people want and need as the basis of design.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.