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AA

Affirmative Action

Practice in which employers make efforts to increase the presence of women, minorities, covered veterans, and disabled individuals in the workplace and take positive steps to correct their underutilization.

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AAPs

Affirmative Action Plans

Written plans that outline an organization’s programs, policies, and procedures for proactively ensuring equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, such as recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, and compensating.

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ACE

Active Case Enforcement

ACE is OFCCP’s enforcement protocol. Under this initiative, OFCCP will employ all of its compliance evaluation methodologies, Compliance Review, Compliance Check, Focused Review, and Offsite Review of Records

Module 2

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ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Act that prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability because of his/her disability.

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ADAAA

Amendments to Americans with Disabilities Act covering the definition of individuals regarded as having a disability, mitigating measures, and other rules of construction to guide the analysis of what constitutes a disability.

Module 2

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ADDIE

A=Needs assessment
D=Program design
D=Program development
I=Implementation of programs
E=Evaluation”

AADDIE model is well-known and standard instructional design model that is conducive to any type of learning.

Module 3

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ADEA

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Act that prohibits discrimination in employment for persons age 40 and over except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

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BFOQ

Bona fide occupational qualification

Situation in which religion, sex, or national origin is reasonably necessary to carrying out a particular job function in the normal operations of an organization.

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CMCE

Corporate management compliance evaluation

Evaluation designed to ensure that qualified minorities and women do not encounter artificial barriers to future advancement into mid-level and senior corporate management.

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EPLI

Employment practices liability insurance

Protects an employer against claims by workers that their legal rights as employees of the organization have been violated.

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FACT

“Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003

Act that provides some relief to employers using third parties to conduct workplace investigations.

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FCRA

Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970

Act that protects privacy of background information and ensures that information supplied is accurate.

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ADP

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Umbrella term used to describe a number of problem-solving and grievance resolution approaches.

Module 5

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AFL

American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers established the AFL in 1886 and created what was called “bread and butter” unionism. The AFL emphasized getting workers better pay and benefits and improving safety and working conditions. This emphasis greatly appealed to workers, and, when leveraged by the craft (skilled worker) unions that dominated the AFL, it gave many employers their first experience with strong, organized, and aggressive labor unions.

Module 5

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AFL-CIO

Congress of Industrial Organizations was founded by several member organizations of the AFL. Led by John L. Lewis from the United Mine Workers, the CIO was distinguished from the AFL by its focus on nationwide organizing in certain key industries, including industries with many unskilled workers such as auto and steel production and meat packing. The CIO was successful in unionizing General Motors in 1937. Eventually, the differences between the AFL and the CIO became less distinct, as both organizations committed to organizing the industrial sector. The two groups merged in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO.

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AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency System

Module 6

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AJLs

Administrative Law Judges

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EI

Emotional Intelligence - Ability of an individual to be sensitive to and understanding of the emotions of others and to manage his or her emotions and impulses.

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KM

Knowledge Management - Process of creating, acquiring, sharing, and managing knowledge to augment individual and organizational performance.

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HRD

Human Resource Development - Set os systematic and planning activities designed by an organization to provide its members with the necessary skills and/or competencies to meet current and future job demands.

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LMS / LMCS

Learning Management System / Learning Management Content System
System that holds course content information and has the capability of tracking and managing employee course registrations, career development, and other employee development activities.

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LOs

Learning Objects

Learning elements that may be reused in a variety of context; examples include animated graphics, job aids, and print modules.

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OJT

On-the-job training

Training provided to employees at the work site utilizing demonstration and performance of job tasks.

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OD

Organizational Development

Process of enhancing the effectiveness of an organization and the well-being of its members through planned interventions.

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RLOs

Reusable learning objects

Learning elements that may be used in a variety of contexts; examples include animated graphics, job aids, and print modules.

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SME

Subject Matter Expert

Person who is well versed in the content of a human resource development program.

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SWOT

S - Strengths
W - Weaknesses
O - Opportunities
T - Threats
SWOT is a process/technique used to evaluate. Strengths and Weaknesses are typically internal factors, while Opportunities and Threats are external.

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TOC

Theory of Constraints

According to Goldratt, systems management philosophy that states that every organization is hindered by constraints, that come from its internal policies.

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DMAIC

Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control.

Six Sigma's system to improve existing processes.

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DMADV

Define, Measure, Analyze, Verify

Six Sigma's system used to develop new processes.

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SMART

S - Smart
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T- Timely

SMART is a model for composing training objectives.

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MBO

Management by Objectives

An appraisal technique, used by managers to appraise employees, where employees help set objectives for themselves, defining what they intend to achieve within a specific time period. The objectives are based on overall goals and objectives for the organization.

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BARS

Behaviorally anchored rating scale.
BARS is an appraisal method designed to combat the problems of category rating by describing examples of desirable and undesirable behavior. Examples are then measured against a scale (ex. 1-5) of performance levels.

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TQM

Total quality management

Strategic, integrated management system for achieving customer satisfaction that involves all managers and employees and uses quantitative methods to continuously improve an organization's processes.

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KSA

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

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USERRA

Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act