Chapter 9

PREPARING REPORTS

A number of tasks in government require preparing reports:

•  Preparation of legislation

•  Development of policies and procedures

•  Staffing

•  Program analysis

•  Employee evaluation

•  Job description

•  Budget preparation

•  Office design

•  Workflow analysis

•  Office organization

•  Strategic planning

•  Annual planning

•  Public relations.

A report should be logical, accurate, reliable, and easy to read. Though generally not as conversational as a letter, a report should nonetheless be friendly and professional.

INFORMAL OR BRIEF REPORTS

An informal report might take the form of an email or a written memo. The ...

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