United States Department of Labor Case Study

 United States Department of Labor Case Study

Go to the United States Department of Labor Website to read “ Health Plans and Benefits” at http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm. This Website communicates the current regulations and federal involvement in employee benefits.  Navigate the Website to become familiar with its contents.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the major features of this Website and how each feature can be used to monitor employee benefits.
  2. Explain how employers could verify that their employee benefits comply with all federal laws by using this resource.
  3. Explain how employees would use this information to ensure their benefits rights are protected.
  4. Create an outline of the Website so that you could orient others to its usefulness for regulatory compliance.
  5. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain a benefit plan as part of an overall competitive compensation strategy and the policies to administer the benefits.
  • Evaluate organizational policies that facilitate the administration of benefits.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in total rewards.
  • Write clearly and concisely about total rewards using proper writing mechanics.
 

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Principles of Terrorism      

Principles of Terrorism      

Female Suicide Bombers  Embedded Video Player: Female Suicide Bombers in Hasharam Priso  Kahira Saadi, a mother of four, was found guilty of a suicide attack where three people died (one pregnant woman was among the dead; she had just returned from an ultrasound appointment) and 80 were injured.        Kahira was given three life sentences and another 80 years for the crime. When asked if she was sorry she said she was not sorry because she believed her people are at war.                                                                                                                                                    Based on this week’s discussion of suicide terrorism, what is the justification for the use of women specifically (over men)?                                            Does the use of a female attacker differ from the use of a male? If so, how? If not, why or why not?

 

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Improving E-Mail Marketing Response

Improving E-Mail Marketing Response

Read the following case study.

A company wishes to improve its e-mail marketing process, as measured by an increase in the response rate to e-mail advertisements. The company has decided to study the process by evaluating all combinations of two (2) options of the three (3) key factors: E-Mail Heading (Detailed, Generic); Email Open (No, Yes); and E-Mail Body (Text, HTML). Each of the combinations in the design was repeated on two (2) different occasions. The factors studied and the measured response rates are summarized in the following table.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Use the data shown in the table to conduct a design of experiment (DOE) in order to test cause-and-effect relationships in business processes for the company.
  2. Determine the graphical display tool (e.g., Interaction Effects Chart, Scatter Chart, etc.) that you would use to present the results of the DOE that you conducted in Question 1. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Recommend the main actions that the company could take in order to increase the response rate of its e-mail advertising. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Propose one (1) overall strategy for developing a process model for this company that will increase the response rate of its e-mail advertising and obtain effective business process. Provide a rationale for your response.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length
 

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“Grit and Growth”

“Grit and Growth”

The theme this week (“Friends and Enemies”) introduced the idea that tangible or intangible resources or obstacles can serve as your friends and enemies as you pursue your college degree.  Note that your friends and enemies can be interpreted as your opportunities and threats.  If you have not yet read this week’s lectures or viewed the videos, please do so before starting this assignment.

Address the following items in your paper:

1.  Opportunities and Threats

a.  As we discussed last week, a SWOT analysis is a tool that helps businesses and individuals assess their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.  For this assignment, you will focus on Opportunities and Threats.

b.  To generate your list of Opportunities, explore the Grantham catalog or website to identify at least three opportunities (resources) you will rely on the most as you pursue your degree.  Write a paragraph of at least 250 words to convey your opportunities.

c.  To generate your list of Threats, think about your personal and professional obligations to identify at least three threats that you may need to overcome as your pursue your degree. Write a paragraph of at least 250 words to convey your threats.

2.  Grit

a.  Explain what grit means to you and why having grit is important in life.  Use your own words – do not copy what has already been provided in this class. Provide an example from your own experience in which you demonstrated grit to accomplish a big goal.  If you do not think you have demonstrated grit in the past, describe an instance in which you failed to accomplish a big goal and describe how you would act differently if you had a chance to try again.

3.  Growth Mindset

a.  Look up some information about Dr. Dweck’s Growth Mindset.  Type the words dweck growth mindset into your favorite internet search engine.  Select one source (be sure to write down the URL) and while reading/viewing that source, take some notes about what points the author is making.  Do not copy word for word – use your own words to rephrase what the author has written.

4.  Comparison of Grit and Growth Mindset

a.  Write a paragraph of at least 250 words in which you describe the growth mindset, and how it relates to grit.  You might also compare it to “fixed mindset” which is often presented along with growth mindset.  Provide your own examples of what it means to have a growth mindset, and how you can apply the concept in your college work.

Use Microsoft Word to prepare your assignment. You will attach the Word document to the assignment dropbox (do not type directly into the dropbox).

Refer to the Pocket Keys for Writers to help you list your sources for this paper.

Remember to include the following information on the top of your paper:

·  Your Name

·  GID Number

·  GU101

·  Today’s Date

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Here is the grading rubric for this assignment.

(Note that all assignments go through a plagiarism detection software known as SafeAssign; if SafeAssign determines that some of your work is the same as other authors’ works, you will receive a grade of “1.”  The first time this occurs, your instructor may opt to give you a second chance to submit original work.  However, any future incidents of plagiarism will result in a Code of Conduct violation report, and the result may include possibly failing the assignment, failing the course, or even being expelled from college.)

MEETS OR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

(7 TO 10 POINTS)

DOES NOT MEETS EXPECTATIONS

(2 TO 6 POINTS)

SAFEASSIGN ALERT: PLAGIARISM

(1 POINT)

ABSENT

(0 POINTS)

FRIENDS/OPPORTUNITIES

Excellent use of reflective thinking skills in analyzing opportunities

Could provide more information about resources or opportunities

SafeAssign report indicated likelihood of plagiarism

Did not address this question in the response

ENEMIES/THREATS

Excellent use of reflective thinking skills in analyzing threats

Could provide more information about how to deal with enemies or threats

SafeAssign report indicated likelihood of plagiarism

Did not address this question in the response

GRIT

Unique analysis and interpretation of the concept of GRIT; good use of critical and reflective thinking skills

Lacked originality about the concept of grit; simply paraphrased or summarized information without independent thought

SafeAssign report indicated likelihood of plagiarism

Did not address this question in the response

GROWTH

Unique analysis and interpretation of the concept of GROWTH; good use of critical and reflective thinking skills

Lacked originality about the concept of growth; simply paraphrased or summarized information without independent thought

SafeAssign report indicated likelihood of plagiarism

Did not address this question in the response

COMPARISON OF GRIT AND GROWTH

Excellent use of creative and critical thinking skills to compare the concepts of GRIT and GROWTH

Lacked critical comparison of the concepts; needs to put more thought into this aspect of the paper

SafeAssign report indicated likelihood of plagiarism

Did not address this question in the response

REPORTING SOURCES

Provided appropriate information that would allow the instructor to find your source

Did not provide enough information; instructor could not find your source

Did not include information about the source used

 

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Critiquing Research Articles

This assignment will provide you with the opportunity to review professional research literature where multivariate analyses are used.

Review four of the following articles, which are samples of published research:

  • Bates, L., Luster, T., & Vandenbelt, M. (2003). Factors related to social competence in elementary school among children of adolescent mothers. Social Development12(1), 107–124.
  • Fish, L. A., & Scott, W. F. (2007). Predicting performance of one year MBA students. College Student Journal41(3), 507–514.
  • Lubin, B., & Fiedler, E. R. (1999). Predicting discharge from Airforce basic training by pattern of affect. Journal of Clinical Psychology55(1), 71–78.
  • MeKenry, P. C., Clark, K. A., & Stone, G. (1999). Evaluation of a parent education program for divorcing parents. Family Relations48(2), 129–138.
  • Sharma, A., Levy, M., & Kumar, A. (2000). Knowledge structures and retail sales performance: An empirical examination. Journal of Retailing76(1),
    53–70.

For each article review, follow the process of identifying an appropriate statistical test by determining:

  • The research question(s) or hypothesis(es) being evaluated.
  • Whether each question and hypothesis is concerned with relationships/predictions, group differences, group membership, or structure (for example, creating scales or factors).
  • The numbers of IVs and DVs under consideration.
  • The levels of measurement of each variable.
  • Whether there are covariates and how many.
  • The relevant statistical test(s) used in the study.

Set up your responses in a table in Microsoft Word or Excel using content from the bulleted lists above as categories. Name the file R7034_M1_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc or R7034_M1_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.xls and submit it to theSubmissions Area by the due date assigned.

Given a research article, is the student able to answer these questions about the article, and support her/his answers with clear explanations?

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

 

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Civil War

What was the relationship between the institution of slavery and the outbreak and course of the Civil War?

As a word of caution, the causes of the Civil War DO NOT trace back to ancient Africa!!  Be sure your work is relevant.  You may want to begin your paper with the entrenchment of slavery in the 13 original British Colonies.  From there, you should explore why the Northern colonies (later known as states after the Revolution) transitioned out of slave labor while the Southern colonies (later known as states after the Revolution), deepened the institution.  From there you work your way to the Civil War.

The paper (not including the cover page) should be a minimum of 750 words (approximately 3 pages) in length, double spaced.

APA FORMAT

 

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Place creative project files here– your final video, photo series, or documentation of your live performance. 

Place creative project files here– your final video, photo series, or documentation of your live performance. 

Photo series should be a minimum of 5, maximum of 10 photos.

For your final assignment for BIS 221, you will produce a creative project that imagines a new vision for taking up space and moving through the world. Your project should attempt to address the following questions through words and image (photograph series, short video, a live performance, or a recorded performance):

In what ways are you (or another individual or group that is the subject of your project) constrained, enabled, and/or limited in your mobility by the intersections of one or more of your identities (race, gender, sexuality, physical ability, class, religion, or other identities)? How do you, or the individual/group that is the subject of your project, imagine alternative ways of creating space or home in the world? How can your alternative visions and dreams help others to break barriers (real or imagined) of gender and sexuality in society?

Your final project will include the creative work itself, and short written component- a 3-5 page artists statement about the artwork and its connection to the larger themes of the class.

 

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Managed Care Health Benefits

1. Managed care pharmacy benefits  programs do adopt general manager care principles. How can these principles increase reduce costs and increase the efficiency of pharmacpharmacy operations.

2. Pharmaceutical are high cost items that has driven the overall cost of healthcare. What are the reasons or justification for he high cost of pharmaceuticals?

 

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First list and describe the main assumptions of Robert K. Merton’s Theory of Anomie.

First list and describe the main assumptions of Robert K. Merton’s Theory of Anomie.

Then using this theory, explain why, in your view, white collar crime occurs/exists.

Please make sure to fully defend your “supported” view regarding this question. Be specific and use literature to support your perspective.

APA FORMAT , 2 PEER REVIEWED SCHOLARLY RESOURCES, ABSOLUTELY NO PLAIGIRISM.

 

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Defining Variables in SPSS

Defining Variables in SPSS

Now that the operational definitions of your variables are ready, you can set up a new database in SPSS for your dissertation.

In this assignment, complete the following tasks:

  1. Using the variables you identified in Prospectus Project Task II, create a new SPSS file for your study.
  2. First, in the Variable View, create variables that could be used to explore the question/hypotheses you are interested in for your dissertation prospectus. You should have at least two categorical variables, each with two to four categories that could be used as IVs. You must also have at least four continuous level measurement variables in your database.

    Note: These may be more than you elect to use for your final prospectus, but are needed for this course.

  3. Then, fill in the information needed across the row to set up and define each variable in your set.

Name your SPSS file R7034_M2_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.sav and submit it to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

Through the end of the module, review the Variable View list from the SPSS file submitted by your partner, as assigned by your facilitator. Post your response highlighting whether the classmate has completed the following:

  • Created a new file in SPSS using the variables identified for the research question.
  • Defined each variable in the set, including at least two categorical and four continuous level measurement variables in Variable View.
 

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