United States Postal Service

United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10216079
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Lakeland District
Job Posting Period
08/09/2018 – 08/14/2018
This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being
invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.
Job Title
Facility Location
PRINCETON, WI 54968-9155
CONTACT INFORMATION: Lisa Siede, Postmaster, 920-295-3609
Position Information
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2320-0003
Non-Scheduled Days: Varies
Hours: Varies
Window training is required after hire, followed by an end-of-training test on which employee must qualify to remain
DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of
unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger. The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions
or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
SALARY RANGE: $20.43 – $27.64 per hour paid bi-weekly
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by
the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings
Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans. We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits
(FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care
Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care
(day care) expenses are also available. We offer extra pay when working on a federal holiday (10 per calendar year) as well
as accrued vacation and sick leave.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United
States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans’
preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.
Applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/employment to be considered for this employment opportunity. You must
have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and
background checks will be conveyed by email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow
all correspondences to be received.
@usps.gov @psionline.com @geninfo.com @uspis.gov
EXAM REQUIRED: If you are invited to take this test, instructions regarding the exam process will be sent to you via email.
Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be
considered for this employment opportunity.
NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this
employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses
may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
Current non-career Postal Service employees who wish to apply for this vacancy must go to usps.com/employment and use
your existing eCareer Profile to apply. Do not log into LiteBlue; if you logged into LiteBlue, log out and close your browser
before going to usps.com/employment.
Functional Purpose
Performs distribution and a variety of sales and customer support services for products. Maintains pleasant and effective
public relations with customers and others requiring a general familiarity with postal laws, regulations, and procedures
commonly used.
1. Performs any variety of sales and customer services at a retail window such as maintaining sufficient inventory of and
selling stamps, stamped paper, other retail products and services and may use a computerized system, accepting and
delivering packages and accountable mail; issuing and cashing foreign and domestic postal money orders; accepting and
responding to customer claims and inquiries, and providing information to the public regarding postal regulations.
2. Provides sales and customer service support by greeting customers and explaining store layout; determining special
interests and referring to sales and promotional programs; offers assistance in product selection; provides special assistance;
and answers customer inquiries when needed.
3. Provides product and service information to customers, including informing customers regarding special offers; suggestive
selling related merchandise; promoting products based on customer needs. Provides additional information regarding
product features and services.
4. Handles and processes customer purchases and returns relating to products and services and may use a point of sale
system. Assists customers with transactions.
5. Maintains appearance of store by setting up, arranging, and replenishing displays and merchandise racks; ensures
display and selling areas, work stations, and storage areas are presentable to customers.
6. Conducts product inventories by counting items on hand; attaches and removes security devices; accounts for items on
display; and verifies and records sales floor inventory and shrinkage. Brings inventory discrepancies and shrinkage reports
to the attention of the appropriate supervisory presence.
7. May verify presort and bulk mailings of all classifications , computing and maintaining on a current basis mailers’ credit
8. Checks and sets post office stamp-vending machines and postage meters.
9. Rents post office boxes, receives rental payments, conducts reference checks, and completes related forms.
10. In addition, may assign and clear accountable items.
11. Distributes primary and one or more secondary schemes of incoming mail by delivery point based on a knowledge of the
distribution scheme established for the office, branch or station.
12. Distributes primary and one or more secondary schemes of outgoing mail for dispatch based on knowledge of current
distribution schemes.
13. May perform additional duties such as: maintain records of mails; face and cancel mail; make emergency carrier relays;
label and tie out mail for dispatch and other related duties for distribution.
Supervisor, Customer Services, or other supervisor/designee.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting’s closing date. Applicants claiming veterans’
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans’ preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

United States Postal Service
Internal Publication of Job Posting 10215975
Central Illinois District
Job Posting Period
08/07/2018 – 08/13/2018
Job Title
Facility Location
OTTAWA, IL 61350-9998
S/O: Deborah Blake Moench
Position Information
NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: Sunday/Wednesday
HOURS: 09:00 A.M. to 06:00 P.M.
SALARY RANGE: 63,097.00 – 81,234.00 USD Annually
Persons Eligible to Apply
This position is posted Area-Wide. All career Postal employees (including headquarters and headquarters field units)
assigned within the District of the vacancy office are eligible to apply for this position.
Relocation will not be authorized.
EAS-17 or ABOVE: Employees at the same or higher grade level interested in placement into this position may make a
written request directly to the Selecting Official for consideration noncompetitively outside eCareer, and are encouraged to
include a copy of their eCareer profile along with the request. If the position is not filled through noncompetitive procedures,
the noncompetitive candidates who submitted an application in eCareer for this position will be considered competitors if
Functional Purpose
Supervises a group of employees in the delivery, collection, and distribution of mail, and in window service activities within a
post office, station or branch, or detached unit.
1. Supervises carrier activities; evaluates the daily workload and makes carrier and route assignments; calls and assigns
auxiliary carriers and messengers; makes temporary changes in routes and time schedules and authorizes overtime work.
2. Supervises the distribution and dispatch of mail and other mail handling activities, including handling change of address
mail; ensures that proper procedures are followed related to receipt, recording, and delivery of accountable mail.
3. Supervises window services to the public, including sale of stamps and other accountable paper; providing special
services such as Express Mail, box rental, and acceptance of advance deposits; providing information on postal services;
setting meters; and accepting mail at public windows; conducts audits of employee flexible accountabilities.
4. Establishes work schedules and allocates work hours to meet service requirements; reschedules assignments based on
changes in mail volume and human resource availability.
5. Analyzes delivery operations, mail flows, and retail operations within the work unit using observation, data analysis, and
computer models; makes recommendations to improve operations.
6. Conducts or oversees mail counts and inspections; analyzes factors such as office practices, safety conditions, route
layout, and delivery methods to determine if routes are laid out properly; makes recommendations for route adjustments and
other efficiency improvements.
7. Ensures compliance with vehicle maintenance and inspection schedules; monitors vehicle service contracts; may
investigate vehicle accidents.
8. Supervises a medium-size group of craft employees; provides on-the-job training; ensures complete training in current
operating and safety procedures; assesses employee performance and provides guidance and direction to employees
regarding work performance; makes recommendations for performance improvement; and ensures development of
employees in the work unit.
9. Establishes effective work team relationships; involves employees in decisions that affect them; and encourages decision
making at the lowest possible level.
10. Has frequent contact with the public, large volume mailers, and representatives of community, business, or mailing
organizations to respond to mailing inquiries.
11. Supervises and participates in record-keeping of work hours, mail volumes, cost ascertainment data, carrier
transportation costs, accident and injury occurences and costs, and personnel time and attendance.
12. May personally perform certain non-supervisory tasks in order to meet established service standards, consistent with the
provision of Article I, Section 6, of the National Agreement.
Postmaster or Manager, Customer Services, or designated unit manager.
1. CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Prepares employees for change by establishing and maintaining continuous dialogue with
employees; communicates change to employees and reassures them during the transition from present to future state.
2. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Organizes and expresses thoughts and information in a clear and concise manner while
tailoring the message to the audience; engages in active listening; is aware of the impact of nonverbal cues on the message
being delivered; takes into account the feelings and motivation of others when delivering a message.
3. EMPLOYEE FOCUS: Establishes a positive and safe work environment conducive to increasing productivity through
treating employees with dignity and respect; defines the roles of employees and clarifies their responsibilities for the success
of the organization; provides employees with the tools and support they need to accomplish their goals.
4. FUNCTIONAL ADMINISTRATION: Completes administrative tasks; generates and analyzes daily reports to ensure
appropriate documentation of operations.
5. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: Manages the operation through the use of operational plans developed to drive work unit
and organizational performance; addresses labor relations issues and applies knowledge of local and national agreements to
solve workplace conflicts; analyzes data on a regular basis to determine if adjustments to current operations are necessary to
achieve goals.
6. PERSONAL ACUMEN: Adapts to changes in the business environment; demonstrates trustworthiness and initiative to
accomplish work unit and organizational goals and objectives.
7. KNOWLEDGE OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT systems and standards, and customer satisfaction indicators, as
they relate to customer service operations.
8. WORK UNIT PLANNING: Determines priorities of the work unit on a daily and weekly basis; identifies resources
(employees and capital) needed to accomplish goals and allocates resources as allowed to support the priorities and goals
established for the work unit and organization as a whole.
9. Note: Effective December 26, 2017, Postal Exam 642 is waived until further notice.
How to Apply
Eligible employees apply on-line via the Internet at www.liteblue.usps.gov from any computer with internet access. You will
need your Employee Identification Number (EIN) and Personal Identification Number (PIN). Click on the ‘Go To eCareer’.
Click on ‘Search and/or Apply for EAS Jobs’ . Complete the candidate profile, questionnaires, and summary of
accomplishments addressing the requirements stated on the job posting. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.,
Central Time, of the posting’s closing date. If you need assistance you may call 1-877-477-3273, choose Option 5. The US
Postal Service is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified
individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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– Executive Summary (500 words)
– Introduction (Linked to research proposal) (1,500 words)
– Literature review (this should not be exhaustive – it should be focussed on the precise question rather than wide-ranging reviews of ideas, etc.; it should probably include definitions of terms, previous theorising and key previous findings; it should be thorough and at an advanced level, so it should be critical and analytical, not descriptive, but also succinct, ideally leading toward either hypotheses or propositions/expected findings, as with a journal article (2,000 words)
– Research methods (a brief justification for your approach [qual/quant], but there is no need for the epistemology/ ontology debate; focus more on techniques used for data collection and analysis, as with a journal article; a short paragraph on any ethical issues – approx. 1,000 words)
– Findings (the main section – 3000 words)
– Discussion & Conclusions (a review of your findings, and implications for theory, confirming or contesting prior results; why any differences; suggestions for practical implications in case of project – 2,000 words)
– References
– Appendices

Investigative Workplace Report

To: UWP 104A Students
From: Dr. Milton, Instructor
Re: Investigative Workplace Report
Date: 10/3/2017

Your second assignment will build upon the first in which you started learning about workplace culture and expectations. For the second assignment, you will do some research and investigate a specific job in a specific profession. You will write an informal report in memo form about the job you wish to obtain and the workplace/field you wish to join so that you are prepared when you graduate or after you finish a graduate/professional degree. This is an opportunity to explore your future career, its professional expectations, and if this job is a good fit for you.

Since this is a class about professional writing, you must research what kinds of writing are done in your chosen profession. The section on written and oral communication should be a significant component of the assignment and one of the key goals of your interview. You will need to learn the following:

How much writing is done by someone in this position?
What are some examples of typical genres, or types, of writing?
How is that writing produced? Individually or in teams?
Who is the intended audience?
What are the consequences or effects of writing poorly or well?
Are there any specific writing or communication conventions typical to this organization?
What is unique or notable about the writing style in this professional community?
How much oral presentation is done?

In addition to discovering what kinds of writing you might be doing in the future, you should also research other aspects of the organizational culture. For example, you might explore whether the field has experienced any recent changes (e.g. influenced by new technology, outsourcing, downsizing, etc.) and how that might affect your future. You may also wish to research generational and communication differences or write about basic office life and protocol:

job stability and growth potential
structure of chain of command
skills set/personality type required
While you must write about writing conventions and expectations, the other information you choose to include will be up to you. The goal is to help you transition to the workforce and recognize how you must adapt to a new culture. What would be most helpful for someone entering this career to know? Only you can answer that as that information will differ a lot from one field to another. However, you will need to explain and justify what you researched and why in the memo. It can be helpful to ask your interviewee what a typical day is like to get a feel for what he/she does. You will also need to define the job and its duties. This is especially important if a reader might not know what the job is or entails.

While you will address the memo to me, you should assume that your audience is well educated but lacks specific knowledge about the field, as if you were writing to first-year UCD students who might be interested in pursuing the same profession. Be careful to avoid jargon and define any terminology outsiders would not understand.

Talking to someone in the field is the best way to find out what a job is really like. Therefore, you will need to do an informational interview with someone in your field, ideally someone who has or has had the position you want to obtain. Try to find someone who has been in that field for at least 5-10 years. An employee in an entry-level position will be less experienced, perform different tasks, and have a more limited perspective. For additional information on how to do an informational interview, refer to the ICC’s Career Resource Manual and the interview tips in Chapter 7 of Technical Communication. You will need to type and submit your interview questions with your final draft. Do not ask your interviewee for job.

To supplement and complement your informational interview, you will also do some additional research on the field to gain a variety of perspectives. Remember that one source is a small sample size, and your interview subject could have a different view than others in the field. Therefore, you will need to cite at least six additional written sources about the field, which may include professional websites (and virtually every profession has one or more professional organizations), trade articles, government sources, and popular and/or scholarly articles. If you use popular articles, make sure the source is reputable and substantial. You should look for sources that are in-depth and provide not just facts but also an overview of what it might be like to work in that field. Therefore, you don’t want to use too many websites, and the only websites you should refer to are professional organizations or the Bureau of Labor Statistics—that is, they should be field specific and authoritative.

Your goal is to establish that your research has been thorough and comprehensive and that you are credible in writing about this profession. You may wish to research unemployment rates in your field, typical trajectories of advancement, percentage of women in upper management, trends in the field, etc. However, you must be informed about the field’s current major trends to establish your ethos, or credibility, as a writer. You should also research how people in that field feel about or regard their careers.

It’s also important not just to dump lots of statistics and quotations from your research onto readers. Readers will ignore data if it becomes overwhelming or if it’s not explained and put into context. Your audience may not need five statistics on the same issue. You will likely find much more information than you can include. Pick and choose what’s most relevant. This report should also have an analytical, reflective component. Be sure to analyze and interpret what you think this information means and why it’s significant, so that the report isn’t simply a listing of facts with no meaning, interpretation, or opinion. What’s the context for understanding the information you provide?

You will also need to look up and use the citation style used in the field. If it’s not commonly used in the workplace, use the citation style that would be used in the related academic major. Be sure to use the correct method in the text or footnotes/end notes (whichever is required) and references page. You must include an example or sample page of the citation style with your final draft with the citation method listed on the page. Be sure to follow the formatting guidelines on the sample page you provide.

Format and Organization
Use a memo format, 1,800-2,000 words (max), single spaced, block paragraphs. You will need to organize for readability, which means using headings/subheadings, bullet points, etc. Think about how to organize your information to make it easy for your reader to understand quickly and to re-read sections, as many readers do. If you incorporate visuals that are not your own, be sure to cite them. (And a visual alone would not be substantive enough to count as one of your five sources.)

Memos are typically specific immediately and get to the point right away. Your introduction should briefly state your purpose, introduce your interviewee (credentials, including years of experience), and what you wanted to find out. You should also reflect on what you learned through this research in your conclusion. Your conclusion should not repeat what you already wrote but state what you learned overall about the profession from doing this research and what you made of that. Do some reflecting. Tell us if you discovered something that surprised you, or if you found what you expected to find. Readers will also want to know if doing this report changed your opinion about joining this field and why.

You need to include a draft references page with the rough draft of the report so we can assess the quality of your research as part of peer review.

As part of the final draft, you need to include your references page, the sample/example of references page (e.g. a sample of how to do an article and website in your citation method, MLA, APA, etc.), and the list of questions for your interviewee with the interviewee’s contact information (email and phone number) along with the first draft and peer reviews.

Assessment Criteria
This assignment is worth 200 points.

An “A” report conveys clear ideas about the job and field and develops them with relevant examples and evidence. The writer has researched the field and uses a variety of quality sources. The writer demonstrates depth as well as breadth in his/her research and thereby establishes credibility. The writer sounds knowledgeable about the profession. The report provides and analyzes relevant information. The report is organized for readability and uses a logical structure to convey the information with specific, appropriate headings, subheadings, etc. The writer uses the citation method appropriate to the field (APA, MLA, CBE, AMA) and correctly formats the references. The sentence structure is active and concise, and the writer avoids jargon. The report has few, if any, grammatical errors and looks polished and professional.

A “D” report may use fewer than six sources beyond the interview, or the sources may all reflect the same category (i.e. all websites) and lack depth and breadth. A “D” paper may lack an interview or a section on writing. The exploration of the field may lack relevant examples or substance. The grammatical errors may be extensive and interfere with comprehension. The writer may fail to turn in a references page with the report.

Workplace Research Sources
Here is a starting point for some preliminary research into your field. Most fields have professional organizations that provide information and standards for the field. Those websites can be excellent places to start and may direct you to other sources. Various periodicals, newspapers, and newsletters will also often profile people in a particular field, giving you more of a human interest perspective. Reading a daily newspaper and trade sources will help you’re you current on trends in your field. Your report should include more than just numbers. One of your goals will be to discover what people in the field think about the field.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Company web page
Professional organizations
Newspaper and magazine articles
Business-related databases
Better Business Bureau
Pew Research Center http://pewresearch.org/

SHCP U6 A1 TOWS Matrix

TOWS Matrix
This assignment is the third component of your course project. Read the TOWS Matrix Scoring Guide to learn how you will be graded on this assignment. Review the Balanced Scorecard Analysis and Strategic Plan course project description to see how this assignment fits into your course project.

For this assignment, you will complete a TOWS matrix and portfolio analysis, and use any other appropriate analysis tools, to determine alternative strategies for your health care organization’s future success. Include the following elements:

Incorporate the use of new methodologies from the knowledge-economy management approach that might be appropriate for this organization.
Correlate recent research findings regarding strategy management into your approach.
Synthesize operational and financial components in your strategic planning process.
Incorporate your findings from your current environment analysis.
Preface your newly revised strategic plan with the core assumptions regarding environmental opportunities and threats, organizational strengths and weaknesses, and organizational behavior dynamics that are foundational to the strategy.
Determine the organizational structure that best facilitates the strategy—functional, divisional, or matrix.
Include a brief description of the proposed strategy that reflects the choices made regarding:
Product domain.
Market domain.
Level of investment in the respective product and market domains.
Positioning approach for achieving competitive advantage.
Maneuvers that will be used to implement the positioning approach.
Distinctive competencies or assets that will be relied on to gain and sustain competitive advantage.
Submit your TOWS Matrix, with the revised components of your course project, as an attachment to this assignment.

Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio.

Length of paper: 3–5 double-spaced, typed pages.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
Resources: Use evidence from the literature to support your recommendations.
Number of resources: You are required to use a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed research resources throughout your compiled course project.

violence in schools

A thesis statement

For this task, you will create an annotated bibliography by finding 8-10 sources for your research paper, listing the sources in APA-formatted references, and providing an annotation for each source. Each annotation should offer a summary of the source, an evaluation of its author’s or publisher’s credibility, and an assessment of its relevance to your topic.


Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. Use the Turnitin Originality Report available in Taskstream as a guide for this measure of originality.

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

A.  Compose an appropriate, arguable thesis statement that previews two to four main points and that you plan to use in your research paper.

B.  Create an annotated bibliography of eight to ten appropriate, credible sources that you plan to use in your research paper.

Note: You may use the attached “Annotated Bibliography Template” to complete your annotated bibliography, but use of the attached template is not required.

1.  Provide a full, APA-formatted reference citation for the 8–10 sources.

2.  Provide an annotation (suggested length of 150 words) for each of the 8–10 sources by doing the following:

a.  Summarize the information presented in the source.

b.  Analyze the credibility of the author of the source or of the publication (e.g. journal, publisher, or website), if no author is present.

c.  Analyze the relevance of the source to your chosen research topic.

3.  Write each annotation in your own words, without the excessive use of direct quotation or extensive paraphrasing, for the 8–10 sources from part B.

C.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

Qualitative Research Article Summary

Qualitative Research Article Summary
After studying the introduction to this unit and completing the study activities, briefly compare the use of the research design employed in the study you selected to that of another qualitative design. In other words, what type of questions is each research design used to explore (for example, questions about the lived experience of a person experiencing a phenomenon, how to build a theory that is grounded in the data)? Summarize how the sampling, data collection, and data analysis procedures worked together to address the study’s research question or questions. The post should be written in your own words, not direct quotes from the articles. Incorporate material from the course text in a meaningful way.
The suggested length for this post is 350–450 words.

“Putting It All Together and Making it Work at Work” – application of course material.  

“Putting It All Together and Making it Work at Work” – application of course material.

Reflect back on the various chapters and topics that we have covered in the course (e.g., motivation,  bullying, stress, job design, team development, power in the workplace, cross-cultural communication, negotiating, transformational leadership, organizational culture, psychological contracts, equity theory, organizational politics) and ‘real-world’ situations that you have experienced (or are presently experiencing).
Prepare a paper describing a situation and how the lessons of Organizational Behavior help explain what is happening AND how the lessons of OB can guide managers to a better way, with respect to that situation. How can you make the lessons of OB work at your workplace??
Target five double-spaced pages (however, if you go over a bit, no penalty). This paper should be your thoughts and analysis and written in your words. Do not quote or copy from the text or other sources (paraphrase content), and do not cut and paste from the Internet (this does not mean you should not cite).
Refer to the specific Learning Objectives (e.g., LO 6 – 3 for learning objective 3 in chapter 6) or the specific topics (e.g., improving reward effectiveness) which is/are the basis of your application paper.
Use headers to separate topics and organize your paper.

Your completed paper should be in a formal, high-quality business format.

Grading will be based on the following:

Paper preparation (appearance, correctness, spelling, writing quality etc. ) – 20 pts.
Thorough, in-depth analysis and explanation of the problem/situation that you are addressing, using specific class Learning Objectives or topics – 75 pts
Thorough, in-depth application of specific class Learning Objectives or topics to develop a method to improve the situation – 75 pts.
Explanation of expected outcomes grounded in specific Learning Outcomes or topics – 30 pts.
Your paper should be double-spaced with 1′ margins. Citations and references should follow APA style.

Assignment 4 – Supply Chain Management Software Due: 12 ago. 2018 23:59

Assignment 4 – Supply Chain Management Software
Due: 12 ago. 2018 23:59

Which SCM Software Package is the Best?

Your company is in search of ways to improve the supply chain and the overall strategies for expansion.

Your team has been assembled to research specialized SCM software offerings and recommend your findings to top management.

Considering the SCM topics we have discussed this semester, visit the following weblink where you will find the top SCM software products.


Review and evaluate at least three (3) software packages and select the one you think would be the best fit for your company.  Consider desired operations and costs.  Decide whether or not your selection should be web-based.  Identify areas of optimal performance.  Justify your recommendations.

Your response must be a maximum of 3 pages, Times New Roman, 12-pitch font, Microsoft Word or PDF format.

This assignment must be submitted to Canvas by 11:59 PM, Sunday, August 12.

the meaning of American history to folks living in later times

n lieu of a final, summative essay for this course, you will prepare a creative project that showcases your ability to think critically about the meaning of American history to folks living in later times, while also, I hope, demonstrating some creative inspiration drawn from one of the three novels you have read. For the creative final, you will practice your own hand at imagine an alternate history like the ones we have read, though you won’t be writing a story, you will simply be outlining major changes that your alternate version of history follows. For this project, choose a moment in American history that you think has significance, and change it. Obviously, the change has to make some potential sense: Philip K. Dick writes about Germany and Japan winning WWII, not about the Chinese and Dutch defeating everyone and establishing a Sino-Dutch World Empire. That would make practically no sense given what happened in the first half of the twentieth century. But I want to stress that the moment is your choice. It can be as major or minor as you like, but you will need to show both the moment’s importance (a relative concept) and its impact on history when altered. You will notice that the alternate histories we’ve read this summer have followed closely to history even after the nexus point (there is a space race in the 1950s-1960s in Bisson; much of what happens in the Eleanor vs. Ike campaigns happened in the real 1952 election; etc.), so you might think about how significant moments in American history that happened after your nexus point were altered or remained the same.

Overall, your project should be at least 1,000 words long, consisting of four separate and clearly delineated written sections and a title.

You will need the following for this project:

An evocative title that makes clear your nexus point

A 200-word narrative description of your nexus point, what really happened in history, and the importance of this moment to American history overall (if you choose a minor moment, that’s great, just explain why this minor moment truly matters). This moment doesn’t have to be a specific moment, per se, but can be a general period in American history (e.g. the building of the railroads by largely Chinese laborers in the mid-to-late 1800s)

A 300-word narrative description of your alternate-history-making event, of the thing that makes your nexus point different in your alternate history (e.g. Chinese laborers revolt against the railroad companies for unfair labor practices, escape to the desert, join forces with the Comanche, and together they establish a new nation in the eastern southwest of the U.S.). Why do these things happen? How massive is the change? Does make waves throughout the world? How does it affect immediate American history? What’s the significance of this new event?

A 300-word narrative description of the history of the U.S. (if it still exists) over the next 50-100, years hitting major highlights of American history and the changes that your nexus point have wrought. Please emphasize the way in which the event impacts cultural, gender, racial, class, economic, geopolitical, and other significant aspects of American history. How do things turn out differently across the board? Be creative in thinking about, for example, how the sinking of General Winfield Scott’s armies off the coast of Veracruz in 1847 caused the U.S. to lose the Mexican-American War (1845-1848), thereby ensuring that Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and California remained a permanent part of Mexico—how would such a thing affect the U.S.’s development throughout the 19th and 20th centuries? Would there have been a Civil War? Would slavery still be legal? Would Mexico be the world’s great superpower by WWII? Would Mexico have developed Hollywood?

A 200-word explanation of the logic behind your alternate history and the world that it creates. Why did you choose this event? Why make that change? Why do you think it affect history in the way you outline?

You do not need to cite any sources, since you’re (1) just relaying general facts about history and (2) creating your own facts

You will be graded on both your thoroughness in address your alternate history’s changes; your logic in working out how history might have changed, thus demonstrating that you fully understand the history and issues at hand; and your creativity in imagining new ways of thinking about history. Surprise me!