Thread Prompt: It is argued that for the U.S. federal workforce to be more efficient and effective in facing the challenges of the 21st century that significant government reform must occur. Researchers argue that the reform should focus on modernizing a number of governance areas to include the civil service and contract workforce. Is it time to reform the federal civil service so that it resembles the private sector? Can the American public be confident of the fairness and integrity of a civil service that uses human resources practices like those typical of the private sector? Why/why not as it relates to both of the questions in this module. Discussion Board Forum Instructions You will complete the assigned readings and post a thread of 450-500 words answering the discussion board question assigned from the readings. Outside research should be used to answer In this course, Discussion Board Forums play an exceptionally important role. Consider this thread to be formal communications on the same level as those you would conduct with employers, clients, or colleagues in the professional, political, or academic world. As such, they must be free of grammatical errors, must be properly formatted in current APA style, and must consist of well-reasoned, contemplative, and substantive post, rather than mere ipse dixit. These threads must be adequately supported by citations of the sources or support for your ideas as well as any quoted materials. Remember that the art of communication is in many ways the lifeblood of effective political leadership. Everything you write—every paper, post, and email—creates or reinforces an impression of you. Begin to cultivate the communication skills of the statesman and stateswoman—the ability to logically and persuasively speak the truth with compassion and respect.