Develop a comprehensive paper that examines the budgetary policies and procedures of your selected department or governmental entity. Be sure to include the following:
Provide the micro- and macro-level trend-lines of revenue and expenditure for the last 3 fiscal years.
Assess the accuracy of these figures to the best of your ability (support your assessment by interpreting foundational research methods in this field).
Discuss ethical dilemmas faced by officials for such practices, and then determine their impact on program evaluation and personnel performance evaluations. Provide specific examples where appropriate.
Justify the need for ethical and professional codes of conduct, especially for public employees, within budget and finance positions.
Support your paper with a minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.