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Accountability in the Workforce - Every employee who is responsible for performing an assigned duty in a proficient manner and purposely decides to neglect the details required in completing these goals will be held accountable for their actions. Accountability in the workforce is an important necessity in order for a business to be successful. While a manager may be in charge of a sales team, he trust that each salesperson will fulfill their obligations, such as calling on customers, taking orders and making sure all quotas are met....   [tags: Accountability] 424 words
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Police Accountability vs. Police Independence - Introduction The debate regarding police independence versus police accountability has been hotly contested since at least the 1960s.1 At the heart of the debate are questions relating to the degree and manner of oversight to which police forces should be subjected, while maintaining the independence of those polices forces to carry out their duties free from undue political (or other) interferences. This essay examines the principles underlying the “independence of the office of constable”, the notion of responsible government, and how the interaction between these two ideas has been characterised in the literature....   [tags: Police Governance and Accountability]
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The Concept of Accountability - Accountability is a subject that ranges through every spectrum of life. From simply knowing your food supply by opening the refrigerator, to knowing the exact amount of ammunition a military convoy has at its disposal, down to each individual round. When we know what the situation is, and hold each person responsible for they're actions in the situation, that is the concept of accountability at its root. If we are not to hold each other responsible for each of our own actions and choices then we will never be able to correct problems and concerns, which will make us fail as a whole because the smallest individual action can account for the gravest of concequences....   [tags: Responsibility, Marine Corps]
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Teamwork and Accountability - Biography Tracy Harper is the newest member of Optimal Outcomes, Inc. For the past 20 years she has worked with two Illinois Fortune 500 Companies, Apple and Wal-Mart Stores, as a Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. Her primary role with OOI will be to assist clients in effectively planning the goals and objectives of the organization and developing business models that monitor and ensure compliance with ethical standards, norms and laws. Teamwork Teamwork has become increasingly more popular in organizations....   [tags: Groups, Members, Leadership]
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Accountability: The Key in the Healthcare Environment - Accountability is key in the healthcare environment in that members of a healthcare organization must be responsible for their actions and held accountable by the organization or the consumer. Many significant changes have occurred in healthcare and one of the most noted was the beginning of professional integration between businesses, hospitals and physicians. Solid partnerships have emerged and over time individuals within these successful healthcare organizations have developed mutual understanding and respect for the others profession (Fraschetti & Sugarman, 2009)....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability Project - According to Schacter, (2008) the Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability concept elicited hostility from 93 per cent of the educator participants involved in the study because research established a defensiveness among educators, largely due to the existing system of performance measurement for students. The developmental path of research to date has then evolved to inform about personal attributes, knowledge, skills, characteristics, teaching methods and behaviors distinguish high caliber educators from mediocre ones....   [tags: Education]
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Power, Authority, and Accountability in Politics - When looking into the ideas of political theorists it is important to the use of political concepts that may play an important role in what the theorists are suggesting and also how they may affect the relationship between to state and the individuals living within a state. The concepts that will be looked at within this essay are: power, authority and also accountability. Power in politics is a person who has the ability to influence a person in terms of their behaviour; however they possess no right to - unlike authority....   [tags: Politics ]
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Drug Trafficking, Consequences, and Accountability - The illegal drug trafficking found throughout Latin America is not an issue that can be solved by either a government or an individual alone. Unfortunately, it is also an issue that requires more than one solution in order to solve the problem. Each Latin American state is unique, as are the various citizens who inhabit them. As drug trafficking is a transnational force, Latin American governments often find themselves not only at odds with one another, but with larger political and economic powers such as the United States (U.S.)....   [tags: legal issues, illegal drug trafficking]
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Health Insurance and Accountability Act - The HIPAA (Health Insurance and Accountability Act) was designed to safeguard the privacy of medical records. It contains specific guidelines for medical personnel as how to handle and maintain the patient’s medical information. (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/ understanding/consumers/consumer_summary.pdf) Health care providers are required to provide the patient with a notice of privacy document. “The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides protection of health care information, for consumers by the federal government, held by health care facilities.” (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/ understanding/index.html)....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Law and Ethics: Accountability - Scenario 3 Paul is a midwife manager working on a very busy postnatal ward. The ward is very short staffed and he feels that resources are overstretched resulting in midwives cutting corners, deteriorating standards of record keeping and women being sent home too early due to pressure on beds. Paul has reported this to his line manager but has been told that in the current economic climate there is nothing that can be done. Paul informs his line manager that he is planning to go to the media to express his concerns about care in the unit if conditions do not improve....   [tags: Law]
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Police Legitimacy and Accountability - Policing relies on the public trust, police legitimacy and accountability, which can be destroyed by unjustifiable police shootings (Squires and Kennninson, 2010). Within this country, there is a recognition that the police do not always adhere to the rule of law (Newburn and Reiner, 2012: 809), which has led to consistent public outrage at the lack of effectiveness and legitimacy the police has maintained. Therefore the deliberate decision to enforce police to attend to the streets unarmed was employed to reassure the public that the police were not to be feared (Waddington and Wright, 2010)....   [tags: police shootings, law]
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Criminal Accountability and the - Criminal Accountability and the "I" Function The prevalence and misuse of the insanity defense in our legal system is astounding. Cases upon cases site drugs, brain tumors, car accidents involving head injury, blackouts and antisocial behavior as circumstantial evidence of a crime that was committed. These crimes involve murder, rape and robbery. The question of where criminal accountability lies and how we are able to hold someone accountable for an act may boil down to the brain itself. Where in the brain do reason, morality and inhibition lie....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Corporate Accountability - Corporate Accountability Table of Contents Page 1.0 Introduction…………………………………………………………………….3 2.0 The UK and the USA approaches………………………………………………3 3.0 Critical Evaluation of the use of the different Approaches…………………....4 3.1 The UK Rule-based Approach…………………………………………...4 3.2 The U.S.A Principle-based Approach……………………………………6 4.0 Evaluation of the reflection of specific systems…………………………………..7 5.0 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….....8 Corporate Accountability 1.0 Introduction Although the definition of corporate governance varies from one person to another, it is indicated that the 1992 United Kingdom Cadbury Report as well as the South African King Report of 1994...   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, was endorsed by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, provided the first nationally-recognizable regulations for the use/disclosure of an individual's health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, was endorsed by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, provided the first nationally recognizable regulations for the use or disclosure of an individual's health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouse, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, better known as the Privacy Rule, that took effect in April 2003 for large entities and a year later for small ones, was established as the first set of national standards for the protection of health information. This rule was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to meet the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Privacy Rule was born out of a need for health information to be appropriately protected yet still allowing the health information to be shared to ensure quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well being....   [tags: Healthcare, Privacy Rule, HIPAA]
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Measuring Student Learning: Impact on Accountability and Autonomy - Institutions of higher education have faced growing external demands from state and federal government, accrediting bodies, the public. For the past two decades, the focus on student learning and accountability has grown tremendously. Now, it is difficult to read the news without seeing a headline related to states holding institutions accountable for graduation and retention rates, national initiatives related to graduating more students, or an article looking at funding and affordability issues for students and institutions of higher education....   [tags: Education]
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Social Equity and Accountability in Human Resource Management Functions. - There have been times where applicants and employees have been dishonest about their disability which they need to be held accountable for. The Equal Pay Act was created in 1963 to ensure that no matter whether a employee is a male or female, that both would be paid the same for the same work. When the Act was created woman were making fifty-nine cents on the dollar compared to man (U.S. Department of Labor, n.d., p. xx). Now woman are making eighty-one cents on the dollar compared to man according to the Department of Labor (U.S....   [tags: equal pay act, civil rights act, title VII]
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Action and Accountability in Macbeth - Action and Accountability in Macbeth       They say that life is what you make of it. Though there is much in the fabric of Shakespeare’s tragedies that complicates the relationship between action and accountability with regard to the tragic heroes, it cannot be assumed, simply because they find themselves in a difficult position, that they are engulfed and rendered powerless by the events that unfold in their midst. Even Iago, Shakespeare’s evil incarnate, remarks, “ ‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus…we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts” (1.3:316-326)....   [tags: Free Macbeth Essays]
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Canadian Democracy: A Lack of Transparency and Accountability in Canadian Politics - Introduction A democratic government has long been favoured as the most fair and representative government for a country to have. This essay will explore the advantages and disadvantages of both minority and majority government (for example efficiency, compromise, and power) and argue that in fact neither offers a fair representation of Canadian’s due to lack of both transparency and accountability. Parliamentary Government In Canada there are three branches of government: the executive branch which enforces Canadian laws and carries out government business; the legislative branch which debates and passes laws; and the judicial branch which interprets the laws and dictates how punishment sh...   [tags: Canadian Government ]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, most commonly known by its initials HIPAA, was enacted by Congress then signed by President Bill Clinton on August 21, 1996. This act was put into place in order to regulate the privacy of patient health information, and as an effort to lower the cost of health care, shape the many pieces of our complicated healthcare system. This act also protects individuals from losing their health insurance if they lose their employment or choose to switch employers....   [tags: Electronic Protected Health Information]
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Democracy and Accountability: Making the Transition from an Authoritarian Regime - The need to acquire human rights can, at times, motivate social and political groups to move mountains. In the 1980s, authoritarian regimes were representative of these large obstacles. This struggle is not new to Latin Americans. Throughout their history, from slavery, which still exists today, to political and religious oppression, Latin Americans have continually fought to gain basic human rights. Americans have come to see these rights as rooted in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....   [tags: latin americans, polarization, guerillas]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) affects every aspect of health care from patient privacy to insurance coverage. The federal act was first passed in 1996, yet the first major rule did not go into effect until 2003, protecting patient privacy. HIPAA ultimately came into effect due to the issues regarding patient privacy, security and coverage. Another major concern for both health care workers and the public was the exchange of patient information from one facility to another....   [tags: federal act, confidenciality, health records]
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Improving the Resource Accountability Practices in DLi Corporate - DLi states that its vision is to see World Class Servant Leaders Raised Up In Every Vocation. Since servant leadership is enshrined in the vision of the company, it would therefore be reasonable to assume that the company has clearly examined what Servant Leadership is and developed measureable outcomes against which to measure results. Page (2009) states that ‘good Christian servant-leaders serve God through investing in others so that together they may accomplish a task for God’s glory” (p.439)....   [tags: Case Study]
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Accountability Of Our Government - Accountability of Our Government Accountability is the essence of our democratic form of government. It is the liability assumed by all those who exercise authority to account for the manner in which they have fulfilled responsibilities entrusted to them, a liability ultimately to the Canadian people owed by Parliament, by the government and thus, every government department and agency. One of the fundamental principals of a democratic society is the government must be accountable to the people....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Corporate Accountability and Apologies - Corporate Accountability and Apologies The simple phrase “I’m sorry” administered at the right moment can quell the greatest of fires. Different cultures call for apologies for different situations and with the widespread call for corporate accountability and violent crime rates in the U.S constantly rising the culture of apology found in Japan may be a key ingredient to a more complex recipe. A comparison of violence between the U.S. and Japan will yield some startling statistics. According to the CIA World Factbook, the population density of Japan in 2008 was 836 people square mile nearly 10 times higher than the density in the United States....   [tags: Japan Culture of Apology 2014]
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Moral Accountability of Governments - Moral Accountability Morality depends on the ability of an individual to choose between good and evil, thus, entailing freedom of the will and the moral responsibility of the individual for his actions. It is obvious this is so for the individual, but what about groups and governments. Do they have the ability to choose between good and evil, do they have free will and therefore are they subject to the same paradigms of morality as the individual or does an autonomous morality apply. What if we relate this concept of morality to a present day moral dilemma....   [tags: Morality Papers Politics] 1583 words
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Economic Accountability - Economic Accountability Preamble The next president of the United States must work to achieve the four goals of economics: efficiency, equity, stability, and growth. Efficiency or an economy that produces the products people want at the least cost can be achieved through the continued strength of antitrust laws to retain a competitive market. Efficiency can also be achieved if national defense spending is cut in order to eliminate programs which are not vital to our sovereignty and safety. In order to achieve equity we must work to strengthen education, social security, and environmental programs....   [tags: Economics Politics Papers]
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Corporate Accountability CRP - Philosophy Corporate Accountability Corporate accountability is an important subject in today’s society, in reading “Corporate Culpability Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines,” by Jennifer Moore it is obvious that she feels very strongly that corporations are not being held accountable for their actions. Jennifer argues that employees are often blamed for their actions, but are simply complying with their job. This is very insightful, and I find it very hard to disagree with her logic....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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Ministerial Accountability Under the UK Constitution - Ministerial Accountability Under the UK Constitution “The prerogative has allowed powers to move from Monarch to Ministers without Parliament having a say in how they are exercised. This should no longer be acceptable to Parliament or the people.” Discuss whether ministerial accountability is adequately addressed under the UK constitution The Royal Prerogative has allowed a wide array of discretionary powers to be delegated from the Monarch to ministers without a need to seek parliamentary approval....   [tags: Papers] 792 words
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Aristotle and Heidegger Allowing Personal Accountability - Aristotle and Heidegger Allowing Personal Accountability A disquieting article recently appeared in The New York Times. The article chronicles the story of Larry W. Peterman, resident of Provo, Utah, owner of a successful adult video store, and defendant in a case in which he was charged with selling obscene material. During Peterman’s trial, the following information came to the fore, "As it turned out, people in Utah County, a place that often boasts of being the most conservative area in the nation, were disproportionately large consumers of the very videos that prosecutors had labeled obscene and illegal....   [tags: Philosophy Martin Heidegger Essays]
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Relationship Between Time Involved on Campus and its Effect on GPA - Discussion The purpose of the current study was to find a relationship between time involved on campus and its effect on GPA. Based on the findings of this study, time spent weekly involved had no direct effect on the participant’s GPA. However, the plotted data from this specific sample showed a positive trend. This would indicate that the participants who spent more time weekly involved on campus were more likely to have a higher GPA at the end of that specific semester. The descriptive statistics for this study explored the participant’s perceived academic accountability from their organization, the academic support received from each organization, career preparation, and satisfaction....   [tags: Accountability, Group Identity]
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Accountability of Nursing Professionals When Implementing Evidence Based Practice - Accountability means:” being accountable for one’s own action”. The American Nursing Association (ANA) states in its code that the nurse will assume accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions. Professional nurses are accountable in several areas including accountability to the public, client, profession, employer, and self (Hood, 2010, p. 307). All professional nurses have the responsibility to work within their scope of practice to provide the best possible care to patients. Nurses’ should have a thorough knowledge about their accountability in specific areas of practice....   [tags: Evidence Based Practice (EBP)]
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Commitment To Privacy: The Dual Goals of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA - In 1996 the federal government passed a law called The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) with “dual goals of making health care delivery more efficient and increasing the number of Americans with health insurance coverage” (Nass & Levit). The 1990’s brought about the realization that the medical industry would be run more efficiently by computerizing medical records. Title II of HIPPA, titled Administration Simplification, addresses the not only the patients right to privacy but also the issue surrounding electronic transmission of health information....   [tags: confidenciality, health care, records]
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) & Privacy Rule Violations - Our case assignment deals with Dr. Williams a recent medical school graduate who is licensed and meets the requirements to legally practice medicine. Graduating from an overseas medical school made it difficult finding employment so he chose to operate a medical clinic providing abortion services based on a very profitable clinic operated by a former classmate and friend. Prior to leaving my job as his assistant I witnessed a patient, Joan, suffer an injury resulting from an error by Dr. Williams....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Racial Desegregation Policy, The Accountability Act, The National Environmental Policy, - Racial desegregation policy Heineman,152 The Accountability Act Pal,408 The National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA) Heineman,168 Structural Reform Heineman,175 Anticipating the policy Process Heineman,177 Emergency and crises management Pal,395 National Environmental Policy Act The paper is in relation to the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA). In the early 1950s up until the late 1968 there were increasing concerns on the effect of human activities on the environment. Back then there was no key legislation that could be used to address the impact of human activities on the environment....   [tags: structural reform, crises management]
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Health Workforce and Budget - Introduction Health lies at the center global issues and is being focused as an agenda in global development. As argued by Vujicic, Ohiri & Spakes (2009 p.xv) health workers remain at the middle of every system of health, but the number of staffs is far below the required level of delivering essential services of heath especially in the developing countries. Many factors limit the ability to improve the workforce. Among them is the inadequate training capability, deviation by health workers to work in health-allied occupations, and frequent migration....   [tags: Agencies, Accountability, Innovation]
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Media Reports on Corruption - Introduction Media reports on corruption are frequent, some are reported in print form, others are conveyed via news anchor reports, and still others are described through online blitzes. Whatever the form, corruption has become a common topic of news reports. Being such a common topic, it would be logical to presume that corruption has a global definition that crosses not only cultural lines, but also the boundaries of societies’ sectors. Although Calhoun (2011) defines corruption as actions taken by people in order to evade the established rules of a company or system or even to escape societal norms for personal gain, there exist varying levels and forms of corruption....   [tags: perversion work, lack of accountability]
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The Free Will Debate - The unique ability that each and every individual possesses that enable him/her to control their actions is known as free will. Free will is directly connected to two other vital philosophical issues: freedom of action and moral accountability, which is the main reason why the debate is so vital. Simply stated, a person who has free will refers to an individual’s ability to choose his or her route of action. However, animals also appear to suit this measure, further adding to the debate because free will is typically thought to only be possessed by human beings (Broad 1990)....   [tags: Freedom of Action, Moral Accountability]
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Business/Industry Standards and Vocational Program Accountability - Business/Industry Standards and Vocational Program Accountability Industry skill standards are already in place for many industries in the United States and in a number of statewide vocational education programs that serve those industries. The linkage of skill standards between industry and vocational education hinges on a competency-based approach to education and training. The effectiveness of this approach has been recognized by other countries, such as Denmark and Great Britain, that have adopted this process for establishing their industry skill standards....   [tags: Work Employees Employers Essays]
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Accountability of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Accountability of Victor Frankenstein       Although humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. The tale of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, focuses on the outcome of one man's idealistic motives and desires of dabbling with nature, which result in the creation of horrific creature. Victor Frankenstein was not doomed to failure from his initial desire to overstep the natural bounds of human knowledge. Rather, it was his poor parenting of his progeny that lead to his creation's thirst for the vindication of his unjust life....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]
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HR Experiential Problem Solving - What legislative act prompted many U.S. companies to develop internal ethical policies and procedures. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act created new standards for the accountability of businesses and corporations and it includes penalties for acts of misconduct. The Act stipulates new financial reporting obligations, including the adherence to internal controls and procedures which are to certify the validity of their financial records. These accounting controls put into place were meant to reduce unethical/ illegal actions within an organization (Mathis & Jackson, 2011, p....   [tags: business accountability, sarbanes-oxley act]
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Challenges of Employing Business Ethics and Values - Justify the Value's Position in the List. Include any challenges to employing these values consistently when making personal and organizational decisions. Integrity I have experienced the benefit of having integrity at my workplace. I was given the task of training a difficult new employee and reporting back to management with daily assessments. My manager trusted that I would keep all of our meetings and correspondence confidential. She also expected that I would be honest in my assessments of the employee's progress and she relied on me to provide adequate training....   [tags: Integrity, Accountability, Loyalty, Compassion] 1300 words
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Nursing - Delegation of Work - Nursing - Delegation of Work The National Council of State Boards in Nursing defines delegation as “transferring to a competent individual the authority to perform a selected nursing task in a selected situation” (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Resources section, 4). When delegating, the registered nurse (RN) assigns nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) while still remaining accountable for the patient and the task that was assigned. Delegating is a management strategy that is used to provide more efficient care to patients....   [tags: Nursing Accountability Responsibility Nurse] 590 words
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The Adverse Effect of Prenatal Maternal Health on a Baby’s Health - The miracle of birth is a true phenomenon of nature but with it comes considerable responsibility. A mother must keep herself at optimal health to prevent complications during birth and to ensure the best health for the baby postnatal. While much of this medical advice is in the mother and child’s best interest, there are expecting mothers who refuse to follow these precautions and partake in various activities that put the life of their babies in imminent danger. Therefore, when a mother refuses to put the well-being of her child before her destructive desires, the government must hold her legally accountable for the implications of her actions on her child’s well-being....   [tags: bad habits, danger, legal accountability, child]
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Leadership - REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE In this section of the paper, I will discuss current relevant literary articles that are related to ineffective leader skills, effective leadership skills, and inadequate communication skills. These scholarly references will show how others are dealing with the issues of ineffective leadership skill. It will also illustrate what can be done to improve poor leadership behavior. By reviewing these references, I will be able to help my organization become more successful. First, Allen and Dennis states leadership and accountability go hand in hand....   [tags: Communication, Accountability] 2047 words
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America's Accountability to its Constitution and the Events at Abu Ghraib - Our constitution is built upon the ideas of freedom and decency. After all, it was written after hundreds of years worth of tyranny both at home in England (at the time), and abroad. People were standing against oppression leveled against them from thousands of miles away (for example, the Boston Tea Party), and they were called traitors to the Crown. Today, if someone speaks out against the US and its oppression, or chooses to fight back, we call him an insurgent or a terrorist. It’s quite a twist....   [tags: constitution, USA, government, Abu Ghraib, ]
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Social Equity and Accountability in Human Resource Management Functions - An example was when I was applying for a cashier job at Rite Aid, I had to take a simple math I.Q. test to see if I could handle different amounts of money. Johnson v. Transportation Agency (1987), was a case where sex discrimination was used in favor of a female employee to determine her promotion. In 1978 the Santa Clara County Transportation Agency instated the Affirmative Action Plan, which called for the hiring of minorities and women in areas where they had little or no representation to promote social equity....   [tags: rite aid, I.Q. test, civil rights ]
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Article Review: Citizenship, accountability and community: the limits of the CSR agenda - Aim of the article Understands the restrictions and capacity of the mainstream CSR agenda. Newell was attempting to increase the awareness that the mainstream CSR agenda is not ideal for all people, all companies and all government in the developing world. The ultimate solution would require the goodwill and participation of all these three parties. ‘In particular, the role of a strong state (though often not acknowledged), an active and well-mobilized civil society and a private sector willing and able to respond to CSR priorities emerge as prerequisites for the success of CSR initiatives.’ (Newell 2005:556) Issues raised by Newell Neglected rights of poor communities The poorest peopl...   [tags: Article Review]
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Responsible Executive Compensation for a New Era of Accountability - Compensation and the Chief Executive Officer Executive compensation has come under increasing scrutiny in recent literature in the wake of the growing publicity surrounding managerial failures and executive self-interest. Financial experts have long been examining the problem of aligning the performance of executives with their salaries and benefits. Public discontent with the visible top-heaviness of the compensation structure has brought this issue into the spotlight throughout the business world....   [tags: Executive Compensation and Social Responsibility]
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The No Child Left Behind Act - Since 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and technological advances have changed the face of education. Prior to NCLB there was little formal accountability and federal government control over education. Achievement tests were administered and results reported, but data from those reports had little to no impact on curriculum or instructional practices. Politicians are demanding evidence that children are learning. Arne Duncan, the current Secretary of Education, said “I am a believer in the power of data to drive our decisions....   [tags: education, accountibility, performance]
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Future of Responsible Journalism - As stated in the earlier essays, the discussion of the future responsible journalism was examined. From a general layout of the problem (irresponsible journalism) to discussing the causes of an unsure future, the focus of today’s examination is proposing a solution. Old media (newspapers, print journalism, etc.) has broken away from being objective news sources to becoming a tool for political bias. For example, British national newspapers are aligned with the various political factions in England....   [tags: accountibility, radio violations, objectivity]
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