Our textbook presented a number of issues related to human resources in public agencies. Choose one aspect of the employment process (patronage, unions, diversity, affirmative action, bias in exam process, merit pay and bonuses, veteran's preference, outsourcing) and explore how these issues have changed over the past fifty years.
Find a relevant, recent and credible news piece (article or video) regarding the most recent government shutdown. Suggested sites on which to find credible news include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, or NPR, just to name a few. Discuss the nature of the impasse, and explore what could have been done differently to avoid the shutdown. Be sure to include a link or attachment of your news piece and cite your source.