compare and contrast the U.S Department Health and Human Services and U.S Department of Homeland Security.

compare and contrast the U.S Department Health and Human Services and U.S Department of Homeland Security.
* Discuss how the agencies are conceptually different and similar
*how they ensure agency responsiveness and competence.
responsiveness in terms of the needs of the people and environment
responsivessness in terms of flexibility – bureaus must be flexible in dealing with problems
competence in terms of effectiveness – effectivessness when viewed not only performance but also innovation in the form of policy goals and methods used to achieve them.
competence in terms of timeliness – bureau is expected to be timely in the disposition
* what method of control do you see being the most effective with these agencies? pick one for each agency from the ff.

method of controls are:
adminitrative platonist
scientific administrator
the new public administration
representative bureaucracy
participative administration
public choice

* propose a solution to “reform” U.S Department of Homeland Security.Pick one reform from the list

types of political reforms:
redundancy – the impact of duplication
strengthening political institutions
creating a better merit system
awakening the american people