Signature Assignment: Public Stewardship Paper

Step 1: Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper outlining the critical need for public stewardship in budgeting.
Step 2: Detail the needs and methods for training public officials and staff members for ethical public budget preparation and maintenance strategies.
Include the following:
Detail the need and importance of public stewardship in budgeting;
Discuss the methods for training public officials and staff members in ethical budget preparation strategies;
Ethical requirements for leaders to consider for proper public stewardship;
Consequences of unethical or poor public stewardship;
Recap of a recent current event on unethical public stewardship as discussed in Step 3.
Step 3: Utilize a recent current event article as a reference to a recent incident of unethical public stewardship of budgetary monies.
Step 4: Include at least two academic sources in your paper, including one from the University Library.
Step 5: Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines to include, at a minimum, the APA cover page, Introduction, level headers/titles for each required assignment discussion point, Conclusion, and Reference page.
Step 6: Run the paper through Safe Assign and ensure that Similarity Index is under 22%; double-check that all grammar and spelling is correct.