Fairly recently, several users brought up the idea of introducing a department - or a subdepartment - akin to Human Resources. Whilst not canonical, it's also not out of the realm, especially now when the Ministry is facing turbulent times. Now, in terms of what would go under this Human Resources department (or subdepartment) should be self-explanatory. It'd include dealing with complaints from within the Ministry, and very likely reports from outside the Ministry (i.e trying to assuage fears of a tyrannical government by means of making the population think they have a voice).
There are 3 potential outcomes in this vote.
- Option 1 would be, in short, to leave things as they are.
- Option 2 would be to introduce it as an entirely new department.
- Option 3, and likely the most realistic, is making it a branch of another department.
- Option 4, revamp the already existing Department of Morale and Information to fit with ministry issues.
Whether it's International Magical Cooperation or another is something to be discussed once the vote is approved, though undoubtedly all ideas will be taken into account from the comments section. This vote will close in one week's time on the date of Sunday, December 23rd.
For Option 1 (+)
For Option 2 (+2)
For Option 3 (+2)
- Been through some bad shit, I should be a savage, who woulda thought it'd turn me to a sad bitch?
For Option 4 (+11)
This is just my take really; I cannot see the logic behind having it as a subdepartment of an existing department. It might be just me that has this train of thought, but no departments that exist as they are would make any logical sense to be the Human Resources of the entire ministry. Furthermore, by default, I'd think such things are supposed to be managed by the support staff of the minister (hence Minister of Magic and Support Staff???)? Again, this is probably me, but I simply do not see the justification behind the third option.
Can we just re-tool the Department of Morale and Information? I feel like that Department isn't canon and in some ways duplicates the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes/Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee. Let the Excuse committee worry about muggle information and change the Department of Morale and Information to worry about in-Ministry information with things like investigations/complaints inside the Ministry if they need to happen. They've also been used to improve morale (I think they did a Ministry dance and such).
The Office of Misinformation was used during the last war (on the wiki: also non-canon) both to spread propaganda and to communicate the Ministry's/Minister's message to the general wizarding community (which is what it sounds like this new Department would do). Since we already have something that seems to mostly fit option 2 I don't see the issue in making some small changes to it (since it already exists on the wiki) for the purposes you guys want. Bond_em7 (Owl Me) 13:40, December 17, 2018 (UTC)