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DSST Human Resource Management

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1. Federal agencies and government contractors must comply with anti discrimination practices. Created the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to enforce this.

2. A medical insurance plan that the employer contributes to meet the needs of the individual's medical needs.

3. Team formed to solve a major organizational issue.

4. A pension plan in which both employer and employee fund pensions.

5. Group specifically to provide a new product or service.

6. 1931. Required federal contracts for construction to specify minimum wage for workers.

7. Method of performance measurement based on managers' records of specific examples of the employee acting in ways that are either effective or ineffective.

8. Pay is the same each pay period regardless of hours worked.

9. Identification of future candidates for future anticipated vacancies.

10. 1936. Responsible for prevailing minimum wage in a locality. Regular working hours identified as 8 per day and 40 per week; and time and a half for additional; no employment for convicts and children.

11. The process of screening - interviewing - and hiring individuals.

12. The need for achievement - recognition - responsibility - and growth; they both eliminate job dissatisfaction and stimulate motivation.

13. RIF that include some type of severance pay and extension of benefits for a predetermined period of time.

14. The number of days in the work week is shortened and the hours per day are longer.

15. Groups of jobs within a class that are paid the same. Used by the federal government.

16. Rating based on comparison than a standard.

17. The knowledge - skills - and abilities required for the job.

18. Employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem

19. An organization that is participatory in problem solving - improving - and increasing capabilities.

20. Giving something unpleasant for an undesired behavior.

21. Power derived from the degree in which one is admired and people want to emulate them.

22. 1978. No discrimination based on pregnancy - childbirth - and related conditions.

23. Collapses traditional salary grades into a few wide bands and helps eliminate obsession with grades and gives management an enhanced ability to reward on performance.

24. Performance appraisal done by fellow employees - usually combined by the manager into a single profile for use. May be the most accurate - but not used due to popularity copntests.

25. Compensation tied to a reward for effort and performance.

26. Measures the frequency of observed behavior.

27. Breeds mistrust in the workplace; fairly excepted practice in private industry.

28. Highest level of Maslow's hierarchy. Includes morality - creativity - spontaneity - problem solving - lack of prejudice - and acceptance of facts.

29. The rater checks statements on a list that he believes are characteristic of the employee.

30. Various software programs that write job description and specifications based on job analysis.

31. Minorities in the workplace.

32. Measure the extent which someone has characteristics. Relatively inexpensive - but high potential for errors - and not useful in allocating rewards or promotions.

33. 1963. Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. No discrimination of pay - benefits - or pension based on gender.

34. Law that affects employers with one hundred or more employees and requires the employer to give advance notice of at least sixty days when a plant closing or mass layoff is planned.

35. Act that provides individuals and dependents who may lose medical coverage with opportunity to pay to continue coverage.

36. Host country natives that are employees. Usually is shifted to because it is cheaper - gives a good impression on locals - and no adjustment to culture.

37. Basic individual beliefs about right and wrong.

38. Theory Z people - those that have reached the self-actualization phase.

39. When some of the desired behavior is reinforced. Can be classified into four groups: fixed-interval - fixed-ratio - variable-interval - and variable-ratio.

40. Causes loss of productivity - frustration - or depression.

41. Characterized by dictatorship that dismisses input from team members; decides the term of tasks and who will perform the work to be done.

42. A decision that considers humanity's fundamental rights.

43. A career path that is not sequentially interdependent but each of the jobs in the arrangement must be completed before one can advance to the next higher level.

44. Second level of Maslow's hierarchy. Includes security of body - employment - resources - morality - family - health - and posterity.

45. A form in which accidents that cause death - illness - or injury in the workplace are recorded.

46. A pay attached to acquiring new knowledge or skills.

47. Leadership based on the control that management has over rewarding subordinates.

48. To discipline by being effective - consistent - and applied to all equally. 1. Documentation of Misconduct 2. Investigative Interview 3. Application of Discipline

49. Compensation useful in advancing organizational goals.

50. A program that encourages employers to go beyond the minimum requirements outlined by OSHA. It includes three: 1. Star 2. Merit 3. Demonstration