- What are Activities of Daily Living (ADL)?
A: The personal care activities which are essential to an individual’s everyday living, including eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility and toileting.
- What is an adjunct program?
A: A supplemental training tool that applies programming principles to existing instructional modules, materials, texts, manuals, etc., that are designed to direct the learner to specific areas within the module.
- What is an adult learner
A: Individuals who are beyond postsecondary education age, are employed on a full- or part-time basis and are enrolled in a formal or informal educational program.
- What is an adverse action?
A: Any act by an employer that results in an individual or group of individuals being deprived of equal employment opportunities.
- What is an adverse impact?
A: A substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion or other employment decision that works to the disadvantage of a race, sex or ethnic group.
- What is an adverse selection?
A: An employer’s selection practices or policies that result in discriminatory or unfavorable treatment toward an individual or individuals who are members of a protected group.
- What is an advisory committee?
A: A group or panel of internal or external members with no decision- making authority, assembled to identify and discuss specific issues and make recommendations.
- What is an affected class?
A: Groups of employees, former employees or applicants who have experienced and/or continue to experience the loss of employment opportunities or benefits due to discriminatory practices or policies of the employer.
- What is Affirmative action (AA)?
A: Any program, policy or procedure that an employer implements in order to correct past discrimination and prevent current and future discrimination within the workplace.
- What is Affirmative action clauses?
A: The clauses set forth in 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-250.4 and 60-741.4 that must be included in federal contracts and subcontracts of $10,000 and over. These two clauses outline the affirmative action requirements for special disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans (41 C.F.R. § 60-250.4) ...
- What is an Affirmative Action plan (AAP)?
A: A written set of specific, results-oriented procedures to be followed by all federal contractors holding contracts of $50,000 or more and employing 50 or more people and intended to remedy the effects of past discrimination against or underutilization of women and minorities. The effectivenes ...
- What is Accessible format?
A: Materials that are designed in alternate formats such as Braille, audiotape, oral presentation or electronically for individuals with visual impairments.
- What is Accessibility?
A: The extent to which a contractor's or employer's facility is readily approachable and does not inhibit the mobility of individuals with disabilities, particularly such areas as the personnel office, worksite and public areas.
- What is cybersmear?
A: Using Web sites, listservs, chat rooms or bulletin boards to post insulting or defamatory statements regarding former employers.
- What is deferred compensation?
A: Payment for services under any employer-sponsored plan or arrangement that allows an employee (for tax-related purposes) to defer income to the future.
- What is deductive reasoning?
A: The ability to extract certain rules based on a sequence of experiences or observations and apply those rules to other similar situations.
- What is defamation?
A: Injury caused to an individual’s character or reputation resulting from another individual(s) issuing false or malicious statements either verbally or in writing.
- What is decentralization?
A: The process of assigning decision-making authority to lower levels within the organizational hierarchy.
- What is debarment?
A: An order declaring a contractor ineligible for the award of future contracts or cancellation of current contracts. Debarment is one of the sanctions that can be imposed on a contractor found to be in violation of Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act or Section 4212 of ...
- What is decertification?
A: Allows members of a particular bargaining unit to terminate their union representation through a voting process.