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    Opportunities and Threats of the External Environment Microsoft has many opportunities and threats in the external environments that they need to keep abreast of. As competition continues to expand product and service lines, Microsoft will need to keep abreast of any these changes. By continually monitoring external competition as well as looking for opportunities for product and service improvement, Microsoft can continue to remain a leader in the information technology field. A threat in the external environment for Microsoft comes in the form of competition from both small and large companies who provide services and products that compete with Microsoft. As example of a type of threat Microsoft currently faces is with its recently launched cloud-based Office Suite program, which annually costs $100. Vastly different is Google Docs, which was launched as cloud-based in 2006, and remains to be free, with payment made through the sale of web ads. Google’s suite is being used by more startup companies, larger new companies, and startup companies (Covert, 2013). While every company has threats, every company also has opportunities. Microsoft’s research and development department will continue to look for new products and services they can provide. They will also look for…

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    costs, variable costs, opportunity costs, marginal costs, and economic costs. In economics, investments can be defined as an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will foster income or eventually reap benefits in the future. In economics an investment…

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    Origin, Religion, Disability and Age. Two initiatives I will be exploring are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Equal Opportunity Equal Opportunity started to make waves in 1961 as an executive order from President John F. Kennedy. In his order he indicated that federal contractors take “affirmative action…

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    upon the district courts of the United States to offer judicial order requiring reprieve against discrimination in public accommodations, to allow the attorney General to establish suits to safeguard constitutional rights in public accommodations and public education, to lengthen the Commission on Civil Rights, to avoid discrimination in federally supported programs, to ascertain a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes. Employment Discrimination laws strive for the…

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    The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was initiated in the civil rights of 1964. The Civil Right Act was a collection of measures which focused on discrimination on the workplace and the field of education, as well as voting rights and accomodating individual in public facilities. Under the equal opportunity employment law you are not supposed to be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, or sex. These factors of discrimination are called ''Immutable characteristics'',…

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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces EEO laws and also provides oversight and coordination of all Federal EEO regulations, practices, and policies. EEOC is an independent Federal agency originally created by Congress in 1964 to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Equal Employment Opportunities have played a huge role in giving equal rights to every American in the workplace today. Without it, many Americans with disabilities and of different races would…

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    According to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a legal law that forbids the employment discrimination based on gender, race, religious belief, color, age, national origin, pregnancy, creed, and disability (EEOC, 2009). The EEOC also protects employees from harassment against managers and supervisors. Furthermore, the EEOC provides supervision and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and insurances (EEOC, 2009). This paper will delineate a…

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    English Composition II Nicole Elliot August 15, 2016 Gender Pay Gap Equal employment opportunities and the right to earn a paycheck that is free from gender bias is the right given to all American females under the Equal Pay Act 1963. Equal pay refers to “the right of a man or woman to receive the same pay as a person of the opposite sex doing the same or similar work for the same or a similar employer.” (Equal pay, n.d.). Equal Pay not only protects wages, but also ensures employers provide…

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    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Laws EEOC is responsible for enforcing are: Federal Laws prohibit workplace discrimination such as, age, disability, equal pay/compensation, genetic information, harassment, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, retaliation, sex, and sexual harassment After a charge is filed against an organization EEOC will notify the organization within 10 days, in many cases, the organization may choose to resolve a charge through mediation and…

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    In 1996 President William Clinton signed legislation to “end welfare as we know it” (Mauer 2015). The legislation that President Clinton signed is known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. According to the U.S. Government Publishing Office (1996) the purpose of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was to increase the flexibility of states in operating a program designed to provide assistance to needy families, end the dependence…

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