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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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Corporate Accountability - ... When Maxwell brothers were discharged from the fraud charges against them vis-à-vis the Mirror Group Pensions Fund it was a surprise to all. The English law was at that time east to manipulate in that effective corporate governance could not stand. Lastly, stakeholders lacked commitment in corporate issues. Most stakeholders are said to have had their own personal interests in the companies and thus utilized them not for the good of the company as an entity, but rather for their own selfish reasons....   [tags: Business Management ]
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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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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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Law and Ethics: Accountability - ... A midwife can be removed from the register of midwives. If ABA decides that removal or suspension is too harsh of a punishment, then the midwife may be restricted or censured in their practice (Van Dokkum, 2005). Accountability to the employer is the next area of accountability. When a midwife commences their job in a hospital, they are obligated to sign a contract of employment. Within this contract are the terms by which all employees are expected to abide by. By signing this contract you agree to adhere to these terms wholly....   [tags: Law]
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The Kalamazoo Teacher Accountability Project - ... “(p. 62) This presents the question, “How can the school personnel promote and improve their internal accountability?” According to Levine, (2005) Administrative Personnel and Teachers must carefully diagnose external standards and benchmarks and shorten its list and keep those that count most. All schools should be held accountable for their graduation rate, mathematics and reading at each grade level. Student Advocacy in smaller schools should be exclusively defined in terms of the number of students....   [tags: Education]
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Accountability: The Key in the Healthcare Environment - ... The training that was lacking is required for all Hospital Corpsmen on board ships and to my Chiefs and me this was an accountability issue. The Health Service Department as a whole developed a plan, gathered training materials, created a schedule and began implementation with the steps below. Define what is expected Shipboard life is difficult and in department of 85 junior enlisted personnel other than myself only one individual had been on board a ship. Realizing this I gathered all our enlisted staff and outlined my expectations....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Accountability in Professional Nursing - Pulsifer (2010) quotes Moliere, who states "It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” Accountability is being able to give reason to something that was done and to take responsibility for any errors made. Professional nurses are accountable in several areas including accountability to the public, client, profession, employer and self (Hood, 2010, p. 307). The public is aware that they have the right to receive the best care possible by professionals in the medical field (Hood, 2010, p....   [tags: Nursing] 1247 words
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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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Power, Authority, and Accountability in Politics - ... He was especially interested in looking at how these states were governed and the different ways rulers ruled their state. These diplomatic missions were part of his political work when he still worked in politics. He wrote very detailed reports about the places he visited on his missions about the way the state was run, by what means and also the character of the ruler(s). Niccolò Machiavelli is most famous for the idea’s in his book ‘The Prince’ this book contains his ideas on how he thought the government should be run and he thought a ‘prince’ or ruler should do in order to stay in power and be successful as a ruler....   [tags: Politics ]
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Leadership - ... In addition, Stephen R. Covey states that real leadership power comes from having honorable character and the ability to use certain power tools and principles to be effective. He argues that most theories on leadership focus on personality traits and behavioral styles but they do not help predict future leaders nor help nurture the capacity to lead others. Leaders should have a sense of direction or in other words, well-developed road maps with strategies and plans. Leaders empower other people with confidence and competence to solve problems and conflict....   [tags: Communication, Accountability] 2047 words
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - ... On top of the basic clause, a group plan cannot deny coverage based on your health status, which includes medical history, genetic information, or disabilities. Title I also enables the policy holder to lessen the exclusion period by the amount of time of creditable coverage, which refers to nearly all group plans, individual plans, Medicare, and Medicaid, before enrollment of the new plan and after any significant breaks, defined as 63 days without creditable coverage, while covered. Title II focuses on preventing healthcare fraud and abuse, administrative simplification, and medical liability reform....   [tags: Healthcare]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - ... Required by law; 2. Public Health Activities; 3. Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence; 4. Health Oversight Activities; 5. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings; 6. Law Enforcement Purposes; 7. Decedents; 8. Cadaveric Organ, Eye, or Tissue Donation; 9. Research; 10. Serious Threat to Health or Safety; 11. Essential Government Functions; 12. Workers Compensation. (HHS 2003) According to HIPAA Privacy Rule. Each covered entity, with certain exceptions, must provide a notice of its privacy practices....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - ... Public Health Activities; 3. Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence; 4. Health Oversight Activities; 5. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings; 6. Law Enforcement Purposes; 7. Decedents; 8. Cadaveric Organ, Eye, or Tissue Donation; 9. Research; 10. Serious Threat to Health or Safety; 11. Essential Government Functions; 12. Workers Compensation. (Pg.6 (5) Public Interest and Benefit Activitie) 3 On the other hand when discussing the question, are there requirements for covered entities to have written privacy policies....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - ... In a settlement agreement the company agreed to pay $2.25 million, which is the largest amount paid under HIPAA to date. Also to settle the allegations, CVS Caremark agreed to "establish, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program designed to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the personal information it collects from consumers and employees." During the investigation it was discovered that CVS was disposing of unused prescription labels, orders and bottles with prescription labels by throwing them into regular commercial trash....   [tags: Healthcare, Privacy Rule, HIPAA]
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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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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: Macbeth essays]
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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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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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Measuring Student Learning: Impact on Accountability and Autonomy - ... However, the focus on the assessment of student learning has been present for much longer than these recent reports, with the first national assessment conference being held in 1985 (Bresciani, Moore Gardner, and Hickmott, 2009). Nonetheless, reports such as the Spellings Commission Report have brought issues such as measuring student learning to the forefront of national conversations. In order to satisfy this increased call for public accountability in terms of learning outcome assessment, initiatives such as the Voluntary System of Accountability have been created....   [tags: Education]
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Accountability of Nursing Professionals in Evidence Based Practice - ... Nurses are expected to be exercising reasonable judgment and deliver reasonable care to patients. Nurses have the obligation to act in the best interest of the patient. For example, recently one of my patients expressed her wish to change her code status. She stated that she is very tired because of her critical illness. She wants to go home to die peacefully. She told me that since her family is not listening to her wish she is frustrated. I informed her about hospice care at home and she requested to get more information from them....   [tags: nursing]
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Canadian Democracy: A Lack of Transparency and Accountability in Canadian Politics - ... (2002) have pointed out “most elections have produced a majority government, based on the support of only one party in the House of Commons” (p. 137). A majority government has much different advantages and disadvantages than the minority government; one major advantage for the party with the majority government is that they don’t require the support of any of the other parties in order to pass their bills. While this is great for the party as a bill is able to ascend through the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd readings quicker as the party holding the power position, the amount of power the Prime Minister has in this situation lessens the accountability that the governing party has to Canadian’s who did not vote for an MP within their party....   [tags: Canadian Government ]
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Improving the Resource Accountability Practices in DLi Corporate - ... Governance has developed over time so that those who have primary responsibility for and dependence upon financial results of the company do not have controlling interest in the stewardship of the company. Of the six individuals on the China leadership team, only two have direct responsibility for generating income within a business unit, and only one of those depends upon that income for his salary. The other leaders are primarily supported from contributions rather than business income. Having a governing team in place that is independent of financial results creates a natural tension with those who have to produce income in order to balance the business unit, corporate and ministry budgets....   [tags: Case Study]
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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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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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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) & Privacy Rule Violations - ... Williams acted unethically and violated HIPAA by showing his patient’s health record while seeking advice from a friend. His violation was specifically indentified in the Privacy Rule, which protects PHI “held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral” (Office for Civil Rights, Privacy Brief, 2003). Whether Dr. Williams is a covered entity or a business associate with a contract is unclear but we can be sure that electronic health care transactions occur in his clinic subjecting him to the Privacy Rule along with other federal statutes and regulations....   [tags: Healthcare]
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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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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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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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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 people in the developing states are not able to represent their own interest when faced with companies entering their communities....   [tags: Article Review]
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Post-Transitional Justice in Chile and El Salvador: A Comparison - ... Further, Chile’s transition to democracy finally occurred after Chileans denied eight more years of Pinochet’s presidency during the 1988 plebiscite. Patricio Aylwin became president in 1990 through democratic elections, while Pinochet retained the title of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and later Senator for Life. Immediately after transition, the conditions for a renewed legal offensive with an increased focus on accountability did not materialize. The amnesty law of 1978 was not revoked, although, the interpretation of it began to change over the next decade....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Ausralia - The new approaches implied for some observers that ministers would continue to answer for outcomes, but that public servants would become more accountable before parliament for inputs and outputs. Several respondents declared that it is far from clear in practice where ministerial responsibility ends and administrative accountability begins. Traditional parliamentary approaches to the enforcement of ministerial responsibility focus mainly on blaming governments and individual ministers for abuses, mistakes or simply unforeseen problems....   [tags: Article Review] 936 words
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The Foundations of People Management - The Foundations of People Management For my HR assignment I have been asked to produce an essay on internal and external accountability of an organisation. I will include an organisation of my choice and explain whom it is accountable to, including 3 of their external agencies and I will provide evidence to support any claim that I make. Accountability is accepted that individuals at different levels of organisations are accountable to others; this is usually someone who is at the highest stage of power....   [tags: Papers] 1356 words
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No Child Left Behind Act - No Child Left Behind Act Making the NCLB Act effective is quite a chore for the federal and state legislation. The positive influences for the act are quite controversial. Accountability standards are set and measured on a yearly basis by each individual state. The educator’s qualifications and standards are also state and federally mandated. Reading, math and writing are the key academic subjects that are measured. The goal is to close the gap among race, socioeconomic groups, and disabled students....   [tags: Education]
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My Journey as a Teacher - ... With this certification, I gained insight into the evaluation and accountability of teachers. With this certification, I gained insight into the evaluation of teachers and was able to move from utilizing anecdotal evidence to providing feedback on best practices used in the classroom. When working with my mentees, I combined the state-approved evaluation tool with a system requiring novice teachers to reflect and chart their growth and development. I introduced reflection to my mentees and believed it to be the first step in developing teachers where accountability is an intrinsic measure to determine impact....   [tags: Education, teaching] 969 words
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The Effectiveness of Instruction and Student Achievement - ... For purposes of NCLB, Level III is considered proficient, or at grade level. Therefore, a student scoring at Level III or Level IV meets the proficiency standard required of NCLB. A student scoring at Level I or Level II does not meet the proficiency standard required of NCLB. However, a student scoring in Level II on the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) and Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) will count as 0.5 proficient for accountability purposes” (Assessment and Accountability, 2010)....   [tags: Education Reform, teaching, teachers]
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Organizational Change At Xe Services - ... Human resource selection will be instrumental in laying the ground work for the mustering, effective, and efficient selection from of a viable pool of the right individuals. These candidates must show enough maturity and capability of displaying the needed restraint and acceptance of personal accountability for their individual actions which are not in line with the ideals, policy, procedures, and objectives of the company and customer. The stringent use of personality testing in conjunction with situational testing and interviews will be greatly supportive in this effort (Pell 2001)....   [tags: Human Resources]
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Research Analysis: A Discussion of the Four Worldviews - ... This research proposal will take into consideration and include a section that addresses the following: (a) The philosophical worldview proposed in the study, (b) A definition of basic considerations of that worldview, and (c) How the worldview shaped the approach to the research (Creswell, 2009, p. 6). These worldviews are formed by beliefs and past research, experiences contributing and leading towards an embracing quantitative method approach as is intended this research. This paper will only emphasize how the worldviews (post-positivism, constructivism, advocacy/participatory, and pragmatism) apply or influence the above-mentioned research problem statement....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Measures Taken by the Current Labour Government to Enhance the Independence of the Bank of England - Measures Taken by the Current Labour Government to Enhance the Independence of the Bank of England Throughout 1989 – 1991 New Zealand, Chile and Canada all took the initiative to increase the independence of their central banks and then in 1997 the new Labour Government followed this trend giving the Bank of England independence to set interest rates. With effect from June 1997 the Bank formed a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which meets on a monthly basis to determine interest rates....   [tags: Papers] 2208 words
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The No Child Left Behind Act - ... The tests are predominately multiple-choice style tests. The tests do not take in account their report card grades or significant individual achievements made by a student. For example, if a student is three levels below their reading grade, but increases their reading by two grades over the course of year, yet still below their current grade based on standardized testing, then that student will be categorized as a failing. It is argued that large-scale standardized testing is creating inaccurate measurements of student progress bound by the single year focus of NCLB rules....   [tags: American Government, Politics] 1436 words
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Medical Errors: Exploring the Healthcare System's Role in Errors - ... In other medical literature excerpts, it is affirmed that a shortage in staff is likely to lead to high nurse turnover; increased nurse workload; increased risk of spreading infections to patients (a form of medical error); increased risk of occupational injury; increased death and increased perception of poor working conditions. Developing countries bear the biggest burden of worker issues related to staffing because a number of such countries normally export their workers to healthier countries and therefore leave their healthcare systems vulnerable to medical errors due to staffing issues....   [tags: Health Care, medicine, medical] 2718 words
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Empowering the Poor Through PNPM Rural in Sidayu Village - ... Meanwhile, Preservation Team was unable to perform maximally in maintaining the rural projects constructed by PNPM Rural. Related to the empowerment the poor, local organization capacity had not able to empower the poor since only one poor person who became the member of the team (KPMD). 3) Access to information Those are the availability and the accessibility of information provided by PNPM Rural actors and the desire of villagers to access and to obtain information relating to the implementation of the PNPM Rural....   [tags: International Government ]
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Ten Guiding Principles for Organizations - ... Principle Three: Form strategic alliances. An organization is as strong as its assets and alliances. According to Riggio & Orr (2004, p. 24) “It makes sense to pool resources like expertise, knowledge, money, and connections” (as cited by Green, 2004, p. 24). Non-profit organizations that form alliances are likely to succeed regardless of any type of change (Riggio & Orr, 2004, p. 24). Principle Four: Give accountability and ethical behavior top priority. According to Riggio & Orr (2004) corruption in business, government or non-profits have enhanced the focus on ethical conduct and accountability (as cited by Green, 2004, p....   [tags: Business Management]
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The Role of Federal Agencies in Fighting Digital Crime - ... (Taylor, 2011) There are also challenges to improve cyber security and incident response in the event of a serious threat to cyber infrastructure. In April 2011, GAO, Government Accountability Office, reported that backlogs in the forensic analysis of digital evidence can delay or hinder online child pornography investigations. Among factors that federal law enforcement officials cited as limiting investigations and prosecutions were variations in the steps that agencies believe enhance the integrity of forensic analysis of digital evidence....   [tags: Crime ]
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Business Ethics - Business Ethics 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: Business Ethics Morals ] 1337 words
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Better Law Making - COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 5.6.2002 COM(2002) 275 final COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION European Governance: Better lawmaking . .. 2 Accountability, effectiveness, proportionality In July 2001, the Commission presented its White Paper on European Governance. The basic message was a simple one and is as topical now as it was then: we need to govern ourselves better, together – European institutions and Member States. We can do this without changing the Treaty, without necessarily wait ing for the successful outcome of a new intergovernmental conference....   [tags: essays research papers] 2601 words
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Private Schools' Reputation - One of the primary reasons for parents choosing to send their child to a private school is due to the many pre-conceived notions that private schools carry regarding their overall reputations. There are three main misconceptions that will be addressed here. These misconceptions are: the misconception of parental choice in selecting a school; more qualified teachers with the most current teaching knowledge; and the myth that private schools are more successful than public schools. Many proponents of a nationwide standardized voucher program argue that such a system will provide parents and students with the opportunity to choose the school in which the child will attend....   [tags: Private Schools, education, ] 1255 words
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Internal Controls - Internal controls are increasingly a crucial part of any business large or small. Controls serve two purposes according to financial accounting chapter eight; they safeguard assets and enhance the accuracy and reliability of accounting records. Expanding on that concept internal controls are put in place as a result of activities that have occurred in the past and are an effort to protect internal and external users. Internal controls safeguard company assets by outlining fair and efficient regulations in an effort to prevent theft....   [tags: Accounting] 1121 words
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ASCA Based Comprehensive Counseling Program Model as an Influential Factor on Student Success - Abstract: The relationship between having a counseling program based on the ASCA national model and overall student success is examined. Three main goals of this study are to: (a) examine student achievement as measured by . . . . to determine if it is increased in schools that use a more fully implemented program based on the ASCA model, (b) examine if the comprehensive program is reaching all students regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, social-economic status (SES), etc. and (c) examine if there is a link between positive school climate and a more fully implemented program based on the ASCA model.well stated - Phase I - Problem Identification:
 School counselors work toward promoting students academically, personally/socially and in their future career....   [tags: Counseling]
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The Healthy Organization - THE HEALTHY ORGANIZATION This book will outline the path to achieving the vision of a healthy organization. That vision can be summarized as follows: It is an organization with the optimal number of layers of leadership, which demonstrably adds value to the work of others. This includes the design and delivery of mission and strategy. The conundrum of how to provide space and challenge for individuals to achieve, continue to learn, grow and enjoy their work and be duly rewarded for their performance, will be solved....   [tags: Business Management ] 2165 words
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