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What functions of management does your current or former boss do well and do poorly? (Controlling, Leading, Organizing or Planning).

What functions of management does your current or former boss do well and do poorly? (Controlling, Leading, Organizing or Planning)
Side note – I currently work as an administrative assistant at an office. PLEASE USE this as the example and information in this post

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Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.

Touchstones are projects that illustrate your comprehension of the course material, help you refine skills, and demonstrate application of knowledge. You can work on a Touchstone anytime, but you can’t submit it until you have completed the unit’s Milestone. Once you’ve submitted a Touchstone, it will be graded and counted toward your final course score.
Touchstone 2: Did Jim and Laura Buy a Car?
SCENARIO: Jim and Laura Buyer visit the local car dealership because they are interested in buying a new car. The car they currently have is aging and is starting to have mechanical problems. Jim and Laura would share the new car, and use it to go back and forth to work and school. Before going to the dealership, Jim and Laura decide that they can only afford $400.00 a month in car payments.
Once at the car dealership, Jim and Laura meet Stan Salesman. Stan shows them several vehicles and Jim and Laura test-drive several of the cars. Jim and Laura particularly like the blue 4-door sedan. Therefore, they agree to give Stan Salesman a $100.00 deposit to hold the car for a day. Stan Salesman does not give them the receipt but guarantees that the $100.00 is refundable. No documents were signed.
The next day, Stan Salesman calls Jim and Laura to ask them when they would like to take delivery of the car. Jim and Laura, on the way home from the dealership, decided that they were not going to buy the car because they did not want to spend that money each month. Therefore, Jim and Laura tell Stan Salesman that they have decided not to buy the car and request their $100.00 deposit back.
Stan insists that the $100.00 was a deposit on the car and was meant to be part of the contract to buy the car. Stan is very persistent and insistent that Jim and Laura have contracted to buy the car; therefore, the $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price of the car. Jim and Laura are shocked and angry as not only do they not want to spend the money, but now feel as though they are being duped by Stan Salesman.
Jim and Laura have an appointment to see a lawyer in a few days, but know you are a student taking a business law class and come to you for advice. They are very frazzled, and understandably upset that they may have just purchased a car. Since you have been taking business law, you have read and understand the elements of a contract and the defenses to a contract. Therefore, although you are not a lawyer, you provide some basic advice from what you’ve learned in your business law class.
ASSIGNMENT: In three to five (3-5) pages, advise Jim and Laura based on the above facts as presented and the material covered in the lessons. In your paper, be sure to address the following:
Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.
In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the touchstone.
A. Assignment Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.
1. Understanding of Contract Law
❒ Have you defined the elements of a legal contract?
❒ Have you used examples from the scenario to illustrate these elements?
2. Case Judgment and Support
❒ Have you provided a judgment on the existence of a contract in this scenario?
❒ Have you used specific examples from the scenario to defend your position?
3. Research
❒ Have you referenced at least two academic sources in your essay?
❒ Have you explained how each source relates to and supports your judgment on the case?
B. Rubric
Advanced (100%) Proficient (85%) Acceptable (75%) Needs Improvement (50%) Non-Performance (0%)
Contract Definition (25 points)
Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
Thoroughly defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Satisfactorily defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Partially defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Insufficiently defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Did not submit or incompletely defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
Case Judgment (25 points)
Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
Thoroughly decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Satisfactorily decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Partially decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Insufficiently decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Did not submit or incompletely decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
Case Support (25 points)
Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
Thoroughly identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Satisfactorily identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Partially identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Insufficiently identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Did not submit or incompletely identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
Sources (15 points)
Include two academic references to support your judgment.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Meets number of required references; most references high quality choices. Meets the required number of references; most references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; most references poor quality choices. No references provided; or, does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.
Conventions (10 points)
Follow conventions for standard written English.
There are only a few, if any, negligible errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are occasional minor errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are some significant errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are frequent significant errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are consistent significant errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage.
C. Requirements
The following requirements must be met for your submission to be graded:
Composition must be 3-5 pages (approximately 750-1250 words).
Double-space the composition and use one-inch margins.
Use a readable 12-point font.
All writing must be appropriate for an academic context.
Composition must be original and written for this assignment.
Plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Submission must include your name, the name of the course, the date, and the title of your composition.
Include all of the assignment components in a single file.
Acceptable file formats include .doc and .docx.
D. Additional Resources
The following resources will be helpful to you as you work on this assignment:
Purdue Online Writing Lab’s APA Formatting and Style Guide
This site includes a comprehensive overview of APA style, as well as individual pages with guidelines for specific citation types.
Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
This page on the official APA website addresses common questions related to APA formatting. The “References,” “Punctuation,” and “Grammar and Writing Style” sections will be the most useful to your work in this course.
APA Style: Quick Answers—References
This page on the official APA Style website provides numerous examples of reference list formatting for various source types.

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How exposed is United States to globalization?

How exposed is United States to globalization? What have been the political, economic, technological, social, environmental, or other impacts of the globalization trend? They can be negative or positive impacts.

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Determine whether the process could benefit from the use of Six Sigma, Lean, or other tools.

Assessment Directions
Select a process from an organization you work for or are familiar with. You will also use this process and organization in your assessments for Competency 2 and 3.
Pt 1: Process Evaluation
Create a new Word doc for the elements of this assignment.
Evaluate your process using 1 of the following:
Use the lean concept to find ways to eliminate waste and improve the process.
Use SPC or Six Sigma to reduce defects or variances in the process.
Add your evaluation to your Word doc with the header “Process Evaluation.”
Continue to Pt 2: Control Chart and Process Metrics.
Pt 2: Control Chart and Process Metrics
Evaluation of Control Chart and Process Metrics
Complete the following in Excel:
Calculate the defined process metrics including variation and process capability.
Develop and display a control chart for the process.
Evaluate the control chart and process metrics using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods. Determine whether the process could benefit from the use of Six Sigma, Lean, or other tools. (Include all calculation and charts.)
Write your evaluation in your assignment Word doc from 1st part of assignment under the header “Evaluation of Control Chart and Process Metrics.”
Continue to Pt. 3: Executive Summary
Pt. 3: Executive Summary
Write a 700-word executive summary that includes the following:
A summary of the Process Evaluation (using either Lean or SPC or Six Sigma)
A summary of the Evaluation of Control Chart and Process metrics based on SPC methods
A summary of your evaluation of whether the process would benefit from the use of Six Sigma, Lean, or other tools
A description of the SPC project and recommendations for improvements
Add your summary to your Word doc with the header, “Executive Summary.”

The Five Steps of Lean Implementation

What is Six Sigma & Its Benefits?

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What major influences do you think will be have the greatest impact on the union moving forward?

Similar to many organizations, unions in Canada are facing many changes, challenges
and opportunities. This goal of this discussion paper is for you to analyze the current
situation of a Canadian union. Each student is required to select a union of their choice
that represents workers in Canada.
Your analysis must include:
1. General Overview of the Union Selected
a. Who does this union represent?
b. Goals of the unions
c. Share a brief history of the union, number of members, financial
information, and organizational structure.
d. Identify the current legal environment that impacts this union.
2. Analysis of External Environmental Factors
a. What major external environmental factors are currently affecting this
union? Describe them in detail providing secondary research to support
your arguments.
b. Provide your opinion on what the union should be doing to respond to
these environmental factors.
3. Identify the Actors
a. Who are the key “actors” that surround the union?
b. Describe why they are relevant and what impact they have on union
4. Conclusion and recommendations
a. Provide your own perspective on ways that the union you have selected
can better meet its goals and serve its members.
b. What major influences do you think will be have the greatest impact on
the union moving forward?

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Analyse the links between firm-level strategic and organisational choices and innovation.

learning goals:
1. Analyse the links between firm-level strategic and organisational choices and
innovation.
2. Find and review academic literature that is relevant for answering a given
strategic and/or organisational question without assistance.
To reach these goals, you will write an individual essay on one of the topics provided
in Section 5. In this essay, you should develop and argue your viewpoint on the topic,
and back this viewpoint up using evidence and theory from relevant academic literature
and other sources like news media articles from reputable outlets or credible
practitioners’ reports.
Introduction:
Introduce the topic of your essay by formulating a clear question that you will answer
in the essay. In Section 5, you find a question related to each of the possible topics
from which you can derive an essay statement. This statement summarises the
position that you take regarding the question and for which you will provide a well-
founded argument in your essay. You may also re-phrase the provided question to
narrow it down and focus on a smaller scope. For example, your literature search may
reveal that the answer to the question provided in this document differs for different
types of organisations, or some concepts in the provided questions may be so broad
that you can only cover some aspects. Your essay statement should make clear what
the reader can expect. To get a good grade, you need to give a complete and well-
supported answer to the question.
Explain how you derived the statement from the provided question and why you have
chosen the selected focus. Also explain why / for whom this is relevant (you should in
particular explain the relevance of the topic in the innovation context).
Define key terms that you are going to use throughout the essay. Give a brief (!) outline
of the argument that you will be making.
Main body of the essay:
Consider different aspects of the topic. You may find that the topic is too broad to cover
all relevant aspects in the length of your essay. In this case, you should narrow down
the topic/question to make it manageable and state this in the introduction (see above).
A good essay does not provide a mere summary of the literature, but develops a clear
argumentation that is backed up by academic literature and other sources, such as the
ones mentioned in Section 1. This argumentation needs to be clear from the main
body. To achieve this aim, you should:
• refer to facts, evidence, and theories from the sources you found;
• interpret this information in light of the provided question and your essay
statement, and weigh different pieces of information against each other (e.g.,
you can consider the relevance of the information you found for your context
and critically assess its quality);
• clearly communicate to the reader what parts of the text are taken from other
sources and what parts are your own ideas/conclusions.
Your argumentation should be supported by a clear structure of the text. Please use
sub-headings where appropriate and briefly (!) outline the structure of your
argumentation at the beginning of the main body.
If your essay makes use of tables and/or figures, they should be named and numbered,
and clearly referred to in the text. If tables and figures are taken from other sources,
you need to cite the source in APA style, including the page number if applicable.
Conclusions:
The conclusions should briefly (!) re-state the most important arguments. Based on
this, there should be a clear answer to the question that you posed in the introduction.
Reference list:
Provide a list of all references (academic and non-academic) that you used when
writing the essay. All references listed here must be cited in the text and vice versa. All
referencing in the essay must follow APA style.
TOPIC:
We also provided a selection of papers to get you started. A good essay would
make use of (some or all of) the provided papers, but would also be based on further
academic literature and other sources like news media articles from reputable outlets
or credible practitioners’ reports.
Positive Organisational Behaviour
“To what extent does business success rely on flourishing employees working
together in effective teams?”
The following sources may help you get started on this topic:
Bakker, A.B. and Schaufeli, W.B. 2008. Positive organizational behavior: Engaged
employees in flourishing organizations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29:147–154. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.515
Bakker, A. B., & Demerouti, E. (2007). The Job Demands-Resources model: State of
the art. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22, 309–328.
Haas, M., & Mortensen, M. (2016). The secrets of great teamwork. Harvard Business
Review, 94(6), 70-76.
Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: an
introduction. American Psychologist, 55, 5–14
Van den Hout, J.J.J, Davis, O.C., Weggeman, M.C.D.P. (2018). The conceptualization
of team flow. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied. London:
Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2018.1449729
Van den Hout, J.J.J., Davis, O.C. (2021). Flow. In Glăveanu, V.P. The Palgrave
encyclopedia of the possible. (pp 196-210). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5
See rubric in attatchment

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Define a current problem in the selected country.

Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that discusses the following questions through your research and analysis on the effect of emerging technology on the economy of the selected country.
Country: Germany
Define a current problem in the selected country. Who is affected? Where are the individuals located? What are the resulting socioeconomic costs of the problem to the affected individuals?
What global or local technologies are emerging that could be used to solve the problem? What are the costs associated with implementing the technology solution?
Apply the Hype Cycle and the 6 Ds of disruption model (also known as 6 Ds of exponential change) to the emerging technology.
To what extent will this emerging technology foster sustainability practices on the economy in the selected country?
Explanation of how an existing MNC in the selected country could solve the problem by implementation of the emerging technology while supporting sustainability practices.
You are required to include a minimum of three sources with in-text citations and references.

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Define the elements of a legal contract using examples.

Touchstones are projects that illustrate your comprehension of the course material, help you refine skills, and demonstrate application of knowledge. You can work on a Touchstone anytime, but you can’t submit it until you have completed the unit’s Milestone. Once you’ve submitted a Touchstone, it will be graded and counted toward your final course score.
Touchstone 2: Did Jim and Laura Buy a Car?
SCENARIO: Jim and Laura Buyer visit the local car dealership because they are interested in buying a new car. The car they currently have is aging and is starting to have mechanical problems. Jim and Laura would share the new car, and use it to go back and forth to work and school. Before going to the dealership, Jim and Laura decide that they can only afford $400.00 a month in car payments.
Once at the car dealership, Jim and Laura meet Stan Salesman. Stan shows them several vehicles and Jim and Laura test-drive several of the cars. Jim and Laura particularly like the blue 4-door sedan. Therefore, they agree to give Stan Salesman a $100.00 deposit to hold the car for a day. Stan Salesman does not give them the receipt but guarantees that the $100.00 is refundable. No documents were signed.
The next day, Stan Salesman calls Jim and Laura to ask them when they would like to take delivery of the car. Jim and Laura, on the way home from the dealership, decided that they were not going to buy the car because they did not want to spend that money each month. Therefore, Jim and Laura tell Stan Salesman that they have decided not to buy the car and request their $100.00 deposit back.
Stan insists that the $100.00 was a deposit on the car and was meant to be part of the contract to buy the car. Stan is very persistent and insistent that Jim and Laura have contracted to buy the car; therefore, the $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price of the car. Jim and Laura are shocked and angry as not only do they not want to spend the money, but now feel as though they are being duped by Stan Salesman.
Jim and Laura have an appointment to see a lawyer in a few days, but know you are a student taking a business law class and come to you for advice. They are very frazzled, and understandably upset that they may have just purchased a car. Since you have been taking business law, you have read and understand the elements of a contract and the defenses to a contract. Therefore, although you are not a lawyer, you provide some basic advice from what you’ve learned in your business law class.
ASSIGNMENT: In three to five (3-5) pages, advise Jim and Laura based on the above facts as presented and the material covered in the lessons. In your paper, be sure to address the following:
Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.
In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the touchstone.
A. Assignment Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.
1. Understanding of Contract Law
❒ Have you defined the elements of a legal contract?
❒ Have you used examples from the scenario to illustrate these elements?
2. Case Judgment and Support
❒ Have you provided a judgment on the existence of a contract in this scenario?
❒ Have you used specific examples from the scenario to defend your position?
3. Research
❒ Have you referenced at least two academic sources in your essay?
❒ Have you explained how each source relates to and supports your judgment on the case?
B. Rubric
Advanced (100%) Proficient (85%) Acceptable (75%) Needs Improvement (50%) Non-Performance (0%)
Contract Definition (25 points)
Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
Thoroughly defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Satisfactorily defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Partially defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Insufficiently defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. Did not submit or incompletely defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
Case Judgment (25 points)
Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
Thoroughly decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Satisfactorily decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Partially decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Insufficiently decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Did not submit or incompletely decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
Case Support (25 points)
Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
Thoroughly identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Satisfactorily identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Partially identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Insufficiently identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Did not submit or incompletely identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.
Sources (15 points)
Include two academic references to support your judgment.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Meets number of required references; most references high quality choices. Meets the required number of references; most references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; most references poor quality choices. No references provided; or, does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.
Conventions (10 points)
Follow conventions for standard written English.
There are only a few, if any, negligible errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are occasional minor errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are some significant errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are frequent significant errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage. There are consistent significant errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, formatting, and usage.
C. Requirements
The following requirements must be met for your submission to be graded:
Composition must be 3-5 pages (approximately 750-1250 words).
Double-space the composition and use one-inch margins.
Use a readable 12-point font.
All writing must be appropriate for an academic context.
Composition must be original and written for this assignment.
Plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Submission must include your name, the name of the course, the date, and the title of your composition.
Include all of the assignment components in a single file.
Acceptable file formats include .doc and .docx.
D. Additional Resources
The following resources will be helpful to you as you work on this assignment:
Purdue Online Writing Lab’s APA Formatting and Style Guide
This site includes a comprehensive overview of APA style, as well as individual pages with guidelines for specific citation types.
Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
This page on the official APA website addresses common questions related to APA formatting. The “References,” “Punctuation,” and “Grammar and Writing Style” sections will be the most useful to your work in this course.
APA Style: Quick Answers—References
This page on the official APA Style website provides numerous examples of reference list formatting for various source types.

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Describe two critical factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success.

The List of Buisness`s are:
Starbucks, Nike, Uber, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Northrop Grumman, Kroger, Progressive, Wells Fargo, Tesla, Coca-Cola.
Week 4 Assignment – Evaluating a Corporate-Societal Relationship
Preparation
According to the textbook, the current world economy is increasingly becoming integrated and interdependent; as a result, the relationship between business and society is becoming more complex.
In this assignment, you will be researching a Fortune 500 company from an approved company list provided by your professor.
Instructions
Write a 4–5 page evaluation of your chosen company’s performance with respect to its stated values.
Do the following:
Summarize the company’s primary products and or services.
Suggest three ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Provide support for your response.
Describe two critical factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Support your assertions.
Assess the company’s biggest success or missed opportunity to respond to a recent or current social issue.
How did it impact company performance?
Integrate at least two supporting resources from the Strayer University Library or other reputable sources.

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Describe how to develop policies and procedures.

Objective: To understand how compliance policies are created at a hospital
Instructions:
Read and review a section of policy created by the Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/governance/policies Links to an external site.. Understanding how to create a policy will be beneficial to you and your future organization. After reading the assigned chapters this week, choose one of the following topics listed to write a one- to two-page paper in which you will create a policy for a newly renovated hospital:
Create a mandatory reporting policy for new staff members to read and acknowledge.
Create a new policy on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the new Quality Payment Program (formerly known as Physician Quality Reporting System and before that, known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, PQRI).
Create a new policy on the False Claims Act for incoming staff to read and acknowledge.
Note: There are resources below to help you decide. Do not rely solely on the resources provided; use your texts and other information you research.
Use APA Style. Create a cover sheet and add a reference list.
References
American Academy of Family Physicians. (2019). Merit-based Incentive Payment System Payment Adjustments: Understand how your MIPS final score in 2019 will affect your payment in 2021. Retrieved from https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/mips.htmlLinks to an external site.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Guide. (2019). Mandatory reporting. Retrieved from https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Notifications/Raise-a-concern/Mandatory-notifications.aspx Links to an external site.
DIY Committee Guide. How to develop policies and procedures: An overview of the stages in policy development. Retrieved from https://www.diycommitteeguide.org/resource/how-to-develop-policies-and-procedures Links to an external site.
Tait, E. (2017). False Claims Act Policies and Procedures. Retrieved from https://www.complianceresource.com/publications/false-claims-act-policies-and-procedures/ Links to an external site.
See the rubric for specific grading criteria.