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For this assignment, you will develop an organizational budget
plan utilizing your choice of budget reports. Although your
Organizational Budget Plan will be professionally relevant, it will
be structured according to established academic guidelines and will
contain an introduction, literature review, budgetary line items,
discussion, and conclusion. You will take on the role of the chief
operating officer for either the San Diego, California Police
Department the document or the California Department of
Corrections. In this role, you have been called upon to cut your
agency’s operating costs by 25%. Your tasks are to decide where
costs should be cut, rationalize your decisions based on available
literature, and draft an appropriate budget plan outlining your
decisions. Your budget plan should allow the organization to
function adequately and provide the necessary public service
required of its mission statement. You will be using the budget
report you chose for your Week Three Annotated Literature Review
assignment. Based on your previous selection, you will create your
budget plan. (The literature you researched in Week Three should be
used to support this assignment as well.) When considering your
chosen report, keep in mind that the total operating budget for
your respective agency must be cut by the requisite 25%. The
resulting amount will be the total available funding for your
agency for the upcoming fiscal year. Do not create an entirely new
budget. Your task is to take the funds available for your agency
for the upcoming fiscal year and provide a rationale for the cuts
you decide upon and how the money will be reallocated among the
budgetary line items. The following headings and content must be
included in the budget plan. Literature Review For this section of
your plan, you must research and include a minimum of nine
scholarly and/or professional resources (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site. drafted within the last 10 years
in addition to your course text. You are encouraged to review your
instructor feedback and include the work you completed in the Week
Three Annotated Literature Review assignment. •Explain the basic
elements of decision-making and public finance in law enforcement
or correctional organizations in general. Define and describe what
is meant by the terms: strategic management, quality management,
operations management, and project management. Explain the
distinctions between qualitative versus quantitative
decision-making and describe various ways both styles of
decision-making are important for a criminal justice organization.
•Examine the management philosophy of Henri Fayol (1917) and
briefly describe the ways planning, organizing, leading,
controlling, and coordinating impact an agency’s budgetary
considerations. Apply these theoretical concepts of management and
leadership to your chosen agency’s budgetary reduction and explain
how these considerations reflect strategic management practices.
•Explain the basic premises of budget management and preparation as
they pertain to the type of agency you chose (either law
enforcement or corrections). Provide a detailed explanation of the
nuances of budget management and preparation that are unique to
your chosen agency. Budgetary Line Items •Review your researched
literature and analyze the technical aspects of program budgeting
and finance as they pertain to the type of agency you chose (either
law enforcement or corrections). Explain how strategic, quality,
and operations management impact these institutions. Defend any
budget cuts you include in your budgetary plan based on your
research. •Evaluate financial constraints facing your selected
organization, taking into consideration the concepts of demand and
supply as they pertain to the type of agency you chose. Identify
relevant stakeholders, potential sources of competition, economies
of scale, and financial constraints facing your agency. •Create a
budget for your agency that reduces the overall spending by 25% and
reallocates funds as necessary. The format of the budget should
mirror that of the chosen budget report and include both table and
narrative sections. Charts and graphs are encouraged; however,
images of people and items should not be included in your budget.
The various budgeted requirements for your organization are
provided in your chosen budget report. You must take into
consideration the unique requirements of your chosen organization
and provide a logical reallocation of funds where necessary. You
must provide a thorough rationale for each reallocation. Discussion
and Conclusion •Assess the impact of your proposed budget changes
on the fiscal health and human resources management of the agency.
Provide a summary rationale for the changes you made to your
organization’s operating budget. The Organizational Budget Plan
•Must be 10 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (not including
title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
•Must include a separate title page with the following: ◦Title of
project ◦Student’s name ◦Course name and number ◦Instructor’s name
◦Date submitted •Must use at least nine scholarly and/or
professional sources in addition to the course text. •Must document
all sources in APA style •Must include a separate references page
that is formatted according to APA style

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