MPA student Trenton James had an article, "Unethical Performance Appraisals in Public Safety," published in the PA Times. The article was based on his work in PUAD 834. Here's an excerpt of the article:
"Performance appraisals have a direct impact on the way organizations function and provide a multitude of services. The importance of an effective and accurate performance appraisal takes on a significant degree of transparency when it involves the inherent safety of the public".