Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Key Assignment Draft
You are working as a key leader in a fairly new, small biotech company that has just landed a major government contract that will necessitate significant growth in the organization’s employee population. This contract requires a broad range of services to be provided to employees, many of which the organization currently lacks in its benefit packages. Your task is to design an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit that can address the emotional, relational, and mental health needs of a diverse employee population (from maintenance workers to scientists). To design this critical benefit, you will need to write a policy related to what you and your colleagues have decided to call “Celebrating Human Diversity.” You will also need to write a Request for Proposals (RFP) document that will help to identify an appropriate EAP vendor.
Part I: “Celebrating Human Diversity”
This section should be 3–4 pages. The format of the policy is not as important as the content; however, please include the following sections:
- Application (to whom it applies)
- Methods of celebrating diversity
- Addressing unusual situations
- Benefits that support employees and their families (e.g., the EAP, medical insurance, wellness program, etc.)
The following topics should also be discussed:
- You should include your previous work regarding the debate assignment in Week 1.
- Include the position that you took in the debate.
- Support your position with evidence.
- You should also tie in your position to the policy to strengthen it.
A minimum of 3–4 APA cited references should be included. The text can be one of the references. One source must come from a peer-reviewed journal, and the other reference can be from a reputable Web site (Wikipedia is not acceptable).
The information that you gathered in Weeks 2 and 3 that is related to anxiety and mood disorders should also be used to address unusual situations and the benefits that support employees and their families.