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After completing hot topic a “ballot battle,” prepare the memorandum as instructed at the end of hot topic a.

After completing Hot Topic A “Ballot Battle,” prepare the memorandum as instructed at the end of Hot Topic A. (Do not proceed to Hot Topic B!) Your memo will be published in EthicsGame and will not be uploaded as a document in Canvas.
Requirements: 750 words

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A qualitative case study of employee turnover in retail business.

Case Study (Attached)
Olubiyi, O., Smiley, G., Luckel, H., & Melaragno, R. (2019). A qualitative case study of employee turnover in retail business. Heliyon, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01796
At least one additional source must incorporate a biblical worldview.
OVERVIEW
The case studies will integrate relevant legal cases in which it supports your work and ensure a biblical integration to support position on whether the right or incorrect decision was made in the case.
INSTRUCTIONS
Must be 6 – 8 double-spaced pages of content (not counting title page, references, etc.) and discuss the major facts of the case, and you should tell
whether or not you believe the right decision(s) was/were made and why.
You should incorporate a minimum of one Read item into each assignment.
The format of each case study should be as follows:
Identify the important facts in the case study
What decision(s) were made in the case study
Do you believe the decisions were appropriate?
Discuss any alternative solution(s) to the problem and support those solutions with additional research. Make sure your solutions are relevant to the case and able to be implemented.
Conclusion
References
Make sure each section is labeled appropriately (Facts, Decision, Solution, and Conclusion)
The paper must be written in proper APA format.
All papers should use the following format: Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1” margins from left to right and top to bottom, double spaced, number pages and include a title page.

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I think it’s important to support parents and childless people.

In at least 275 words, reply to the original poster, based upon the original prompt. The response must present new information and be based upon information obtained from three scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or case studies within the past 5 years. Must be in APA 7 format and references should include the DOI link.
Prompt
Do you believe family-friendly benefits, flexible schedules, and child care services creates conditions under which employees without children are treated less generously than those who are eligible because they have children? If so, why? If not, why?
Original Poster (Jody Bullard)
Diverse workforce management has become an integral part of many management. Further training programs and alternative, “family-friendly” forms of work. A key recruitment and retention strategy and a critical factor in improving productivity (Nigro et al., 2014). Creating fair framework conditions for all employees is also important within the organization. In addition to family policy, many other factors influence self-disclosure. Happiness to all nations. However, it is more generous than countries with fewer conditions. Policy, the satisfaction gap between parents and non-parents
More tolerant family policies (Glass et al., 2016). I think the most staff are receiving treatment even if these people do not have children, they are generous. glass etc. (2016) Note Employer and market-driven will provide more housing for most workplace housing and workers in the United States. Market power is easier to come by than working parents who need it most. Also, assume that those with children will need to reschedule upon request it will be presented to the employer for consideration of the reason for the schedule change. In this case, she should not be discriminated against.
A central policy for promoting a working life is flexible planning. More autonomy and control over when and where they work. time flexibility or working hours. Flexibility – Allow employees to meet family needs and handle unpredictable family situations such as B. School closures and sick children or caregivers (Fuller & Hirsch, 2019). These work-life and flexibility policies your organization has established help in effective management and affect productivity. Additionally, some employers may think that workers must work without children.
Long time. I think it’s important to support parents and childless people. For example, flexibility should be appropriate for all workers and more important for mothers because they are disproportionately shouldering childcare and work responsibilities. On the other hand, childless workers should not be discriminated against. for example, workers without children suffer from the following situations: B. Parents who live with them are ill and siblings can be left alone to provide for distant relatives and friends. Therefore, by reducing the job performance gap among mothers and childless women, flexibility aims to balance the competitive landscape
at work (Fuller & Hirsh, 2019). Scheduling is the most viable policy to support working life. Flexibility, in this case, indicates that workers have greater autonomy. flexible working agreements also help reduce employer bias and eliminate wage inequality this discourages hiring in more desirable companies (Fuller & Hirsh, 2019). Additionally, the pandemic has changed the working lives of many people today infected with the virus. For example, many employees are encouraged to work full-time, redefining traditional telecommuting concepts that apply only in certain ways. Occasionally or due to special employee circumstances (Xiao et al., 2021). Enterprise had to implement policies that appeal to parents who are working from home during this crisis.
Companies don’t always accept employees with children as employers. There is no obligation to bypass individual reservation requests. After all, circumstances can cause family responsibilities and parent-child relationships. Additionally, employers can ban employees from posting time due to failures that may interfere with work. Employers cannot require this from their employees who work on a specific schedule that may discourage religious alignment. By contrast, the norm for religious placement is lower than disability, but companies should accommodate a genuine religion that coordinates staff work schedules. To understand and respect employees’ religious identities and beliefs and may even benefit from those beliefs. The significance of this study is crucial in understanding how religion and work are like effectively integrated (Etherington, 2019). Employers and employees also consider employee welfare when caring for others (Sifuna-Evelia, 2017). companies need to understand the religious beliefs of employees within the company to resolve conflicts between employees. Freedom to express religious beliefs in the workplace is therefore a fundamental human right. The workplace is considered to be a tolerant place where people can communicate with religious people. Belief (Etherington, 2019). I believe that all employees should be treated fairly without children or their religious beliefs. In Galatians 3:28 (KJV) the Bible declares: No Jew, no Greek No bondage, no freedom No man, no woman You are Believers must know that all people must be treated equally. Children or no children.
Reference
Etherington, M. (2019). Religion as a workplace issue: a narrative inquiry of two people—one Muslim and the other Christian. SAGE Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019862729
Fuller, S., & Hirsh, C. E. (2019). “Family-friendly” jobs and motherhood pay penalties: the impact of flexible work arrangements across the educational spectrum. Work and Occupations, 46(1), 3–44. https://doi.org/10.1177/0730888418771116
Glass, J., Simon, R. W., & Andersson, M. A. (2016). Parenthood and happiness: effects of work-family reconciliation policies in 22 OECD Countries. American Journal of Sociology, 122(3), 886–929. https://doi.org/10.1086/688892
Nigro, L., Nigro, F., & Kellough, J. (2014). The new public personnel administration. 7th. Independence, Kentucky. Cengage. ISBN: 97811337324284
Sifunda-Evelia, M. (2017). Human resource management practices: A biblical perspective. Singapore: Partridge. ISBN: 9781543742282.
Xiao, Y., Becerik-Gerber, B., Lucas, G., & Roll, S. C. (2021). Impacts of working from home during covid-19 pandemic on the physical and mental well-being of office workstation users. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 63(3), 181–190. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000002097

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Apparently, john is forgetting to pick up garbage at certain houses.

Exam 1 has three essay-based questions. Objectively answer all questions by utilizing concepts and theories discussed in class. Effective answers for each question will usually be at least three paragraphs in length and consist of approximately 400-500 words. Feel free to use your books and notes.
1. Explain the concept of the politics/administration dichotomy. Describe the origins of this concept and how it influenced the public sector and the field of public administration. How does the politics/administration dichotomy influence different types of accountability in the public sector? Does the politics / administration dichotomy help us understand the ‘policy execution’ and ‘policy formation’ roles of government? Explain.
2. You are the Director of a city’s sanitation department. The sanitation department is organized like a classic bureaucratic structure with leaders at the top of the organizational hierarchy (i.e. you as Director), a few division leaders who help design garbage pick-up routes that maximize efficiency (acting as middle management), and lower-level employees who just execute the physical task of picking up garbage. Recently, your lower-level employee John applied for a promotion in your department to be a middle-management team leader. John wanted to become the Division Director for the Southeastern part of the city, a position that included a sizable increase in salary.
After careful deliberation, you decided not to promote John. Instead, you hire Tim. Tim is another employee in your department with slightly more experience.
After John is denied this promotion, you notice him becoming less and less excited about his work. Overall, he appears less cheerful and even seems less interested in his work. Numerous complaints have also emerged from citizens on his garbage route. Apparently, John is forgetting to pick up garbage at certain houses.
As a Director of this department, how would you solve this problem with John? What specific management techniques would you use to try to identify John’s problem and improve his motivation? Make sure to include theories, models, or techniques discussed either in class or in the text.
3. Define e-government and the role it plays in today’s public administration. What are the benefits and weaknesses of e-government? What is the value of e-government? What does it help to achieve? Though many Americans have access to the Internet, should government services be tailored based on access? Why or why not?

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Cnbc.

In at least 275 words, reply to the original poster, based upon the original prompt. The response must present new information and be based upon information obtained from three scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or case studies within the past 5 years. Must be in APA 7 format and references should include the DOI link.
Prompt
Do you believe family-friendly benefits, flexible schedules, and child care services creates conditions under which employees without children are treated less generously than those who are eligible because they have children? If so, why? If not, why?
Original Poster (Neil Huss)
Issues of workplace flexibility take different forms in different industries, but the roots of the problems are the same: our modern labor standards make it unnecessarily difficult for workers to be both good workers and good family caregivers. Workers’ rights and the dignity of work have been core principles embedded in progressive faith movements, which have fought for just social and economic policies throughout our nation’s history. Policies that allow employees to perform well while also meeting their families’ needs are an important component of workers’ rights.
While the Fair Labor Standards Act protects at least some individuals from overwork, it does not address concerns such as the prevalence of involuntary part-time work when full-time work would be preferable, or issues of scheduling flexibility or predictability. Furthermore, parental leave was introduced to give parents the right to take time off work to look after their child. Parents can use it to spend more time with children and strike a better balance between their work and family commitments. Parental leave is a form of statutory family leave, like maternity leave or shared parental leave – but it can be taken any time before your child turns 18. The leave is unpaid, unless that is a perk in your employment.
Investing in family friendly policies is good for families, businesses and economies. But for too many parents around the world, policies, such as paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, childcare and child grants, are not a reality. The lack of such policies compromises parents’ ability to securely bond with their babies in the first critical years of life – a time, evidence tells us, when the combination of the right nourishment, a loving environment and stimulating care can strengthen a baby’s developing brain and give her the best start in life. Not only do family-friendly policies pay off in healthier, better-educated children, greater gender equality and sustainable growth, they are linked to better workforce productivity and the ability to attract, motivate and retain employees.
In addition to daily love and affection, families need to know that they can care for their children, sick family members, and elderly relatives. Only a generation ago, most families used to have a full-time stay-at-home caregiver, usually the mother. But today, the majority of parents work and most families require this income in order to make ends meet. But all too often the ways in which workplaces are structured create needless conflict between home and work. When parents face stigma and reduced career options after working part time in order to care for their children or elderly parents, it goes against our values of equality of opportunity, commitment to work, and caring for those we love.
Many experts note that many people—parents or not—fear that asking for a flexible schedule will hurt their careers, and that fear is justified. When parents leave work to coach their child’s soccer team or choose a position that makes it easier to pick up the kids from school on time, they can easily pay a price. “Some childless colleagues worry that they’ll face backlash if they ask for flexibility to pursue something outside of work, such as a part-time schedule to train for a marathon or flexible days off so they can volunteer at a pet shelter” (Linn, 2013). Men, especially, get a lot of flak for mixing work and family, and women often get a lot of flak for pursuing work to the exclusion of family.
Nevertheless, in many workplaces experts say there is the risk that managers will naturally show a bias to the parents when divvying up who is going to work a holiday or take a night shift. That, in turn, leaves the childless co-workers feeling annoyed with the parents, adding to the potential stigma working parents can face. Flexible work arrangements and practices speak to our deeply held values of fairness and justice, as well as a long tradition of progress in workers’ rights. Flexible work arrangements accomplish this through a number of simple methods, including modifying daily start and end times, working part time, working a compressed work week, telecommuting, and even job sharing (Sawhill & Haskins, 2017). These arrangements make it possible for parents to care for children after school and give them more time to care for family members generally.
By promoting flexible work arrangements without stigma and creating opportunities for workers to be more flexible within all levels of organizations, we promote greater equality within the workforce and the family. We strengthen the workforce and begin to clarify an understanding of it that represents the realities and challenges today’s families face—one that does not idealize decades-old family work structures.
References
Linn, A. (2013, November 6). Office smackdown: Parents vs. Childless Workers. CNBC. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://www.cnbc.com/2013/11/06/s.html
Nigro, Lloyd, G. et al. 2013. The New Public Personnel Administration. Available from: MBS Direct, (7th Edition). Cengage Learning US.
Sawhill, I., & Haskins, R. (2017, May 10). Welfare reform and the work support system. Brookings. Retrieved September 19, 2022, from https://www.brookings.edu/research/welfare-reform-and-the-work-support-system/

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Discuss examples of when this might occur in public service settings and what managers can do to avoid or correct it.

In a climate where cheating becomes so pervasive that people use the excuse “everybody does it,” employees may be inclined to discount ethics because they do not want to put themselves at a competitive disadvantage when they conform to the official policies rather than the real policies. Discuss examples of when this might occur in public service settings and what managers can do to avoid or correct it.

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Write a review paper a) describing the diseases that you and your family members are at risk of.

Write a review paper a) describing the diseases that you and your family members are at risk of. b) describing how ‘place’ has potentially impacted your family history and c) describing how ‘place’ has shaped your own interest in public health.

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Is it a useful source?

This assignment is designed to help you evaluate sources of information. An annotated bibliography includes all the citation information needed to find a source and a paragraph describing the source.
1. Find a minimum of 6 sources on your topic – these should be your best sources so that means you will likely have reviewed at least twice this many. Keep track of how many you reviewed, and how many you discarded. I would like this information at the bottom of the assignment, no summary just the citation.
2. For the 6 sources – Only 3 can be web sites, the other 3 should be scholarly peer-reviewed articles from our library database.
3. ONLY use APA 7th edition citation formatting and use it consistently in the assignment.
4. Look for reliable, valid sources that discuss research and use academic language.
5. As you write your annotated paragraph include a summary, assessment, and a reflection. Follow the format below. If you do not follow this format, I will not grade it. Paragraphs should be in full sentences 70-200 words long.
o Summarize: What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say?
o Assess: After summarizing a source, evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
o Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
6. The format should list the citation, then the appropriate paragraph annotation (summary, assessment, and a reflection) followed by the next citation and annotation. All entries should be typed and double spaced.
7. At the end of the assignment, kindly write a sentence about the number of sources you reviewed, and the number you discarded. Example: I reviewed 10 sources and discarded 4.

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In your opinion, and based on the article, are shorter questionnaires better predicated on the study?

Chapter three discusses various types of scales in relationship to questionnaires. Read Response Burden and Questionnaire Length: Is Shorter Better? A Review and Meta-analysis, which is posted on Blackboard. In your opinion, and based on the article, are shorter questionnaires better predicated on the study?

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Each case study critique assignment is designed to help you make application of course content to the area of human resource management in public administration.

Article to Critique:
Lourenço, I. C., Di Marco, D., Branco, M. C., Lopes, A. I., Sarquis, R. W., & Soliman, M. T. (2021). The relationship between LGBT executives and firms’ value and financial performance. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 14(12), 596.
Instructions:
Overview
You will identify and write a three separate critiques of 3 case studies related to a legal issue facing human resource management in public administration: Performance Management, Discrimination, and Employee Retention and Separation. Each Case Study Critique assignment is designed to help you make application of course content to the area of human resource management in public administration. The case studies will integrate relevant legal cases in which it supports your work and ensure a biblical integration to support position on whether the right or incorrect decision was made in the case
Instructions
Each Case Study Critique Assignment must be 6 – 8 double-spaced pages of content (not counting title page, references, etc.) and discuss the major facts of the case, and you should tell whether or you believe the right decision(s) was/were made and why. You should incorporate a minimum of one Read item into each assignment.
The format of each case study should be as follows:
• Identify the important facts in the case study
• What decision(s) were made in the case study
• Do you believe the decisions were appropriate?
• Discuss any alternative solution(s) to the problem and support those solutions with additional research. Make sure your solutions are relevant to the case and able to be implemented.
• Conclusion
• References
• Make sure each section is labeled appropriately (Facts, Decision, Solution, and Conclusion)
• The paper must be written in proper APA format.
• All papers should use the following format: Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1” margins from left to right and top to bottom, double spaced, number pages and include a title page.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.