This week’s Discussion focuses on the concept of administrative discretion, and the roles of oversight and accountability. From our studies, we know that the exercise of administrative discretion is a part of the job of a public administrator. Yet, administrators are checked and held accountable by others for their actions.
For this Discussion, explain the concepts of administrative discretion, oversight, and accountability. Second, identify the limits of administrative discretion and explain how this discretion is checked, and by whom. Lastly, analyze and explain the roles that discretion, oversight, and accountability, play in the governmental agency or public organization that is the focus of your Final Project (which you are working on now).