PADM 702 Research Paper: Appropriations and Expenses Trend Analysis Assignment
Agency budgets consists of appropriations spent and expenditures for services delivered. The approved budget becomes an important device to monitor and evaluate spending and service delivery. Budget and finance officers must constantly monitor the relationship between appropriations and expenses. Evaluating agencies assists in understanding budgetary impact and internal infrastructure of efficiency and/or waste.
For this assignment you will write an 8-10-pages (not including title page, reference page, and any appendices). More specifically, you will need to:
- 1) Compute and create tables and charts to analyze a three-year trend (2015, 2016, 2017) of selected appropriations and expenses for agencies within the Department of Homeland Security
- 2) Using the tables and charts, write an 8–10 paged, double-spaced, research paper that discusses and analyzes the relationship between appropriations and expenses.
The paper must be in current APA format with 1-inch margins and 12-pt Times New Roman font. You must also include a title page and reference page. You must include citations to a sufficient number of appropriate professional, scholarly, or other appropriate sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions (which will likely require more than the minimum number of citations); each paper must contain citations to the course texts book, assigned readings, and a minimum of 5 additional sources not including the course textbooks, assigned readings, and the Bible.
To successfully complete this assignment, please refer to Assignment Resource: Appropriations and Expenses Trend Analysis Assignment Guide.