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. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.
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.
Prepare a report (suggested length of 68 pages) in which you do the following:
A. Choose a companys code of ethics from the Web Links section below and analyze that companys code of ethics by doing the following:
1. Analyze how well the chosen companys code of ethics covers the topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
2. Analyze how well the chosen companys code of ethics covers the topic of compliance with legal mandates.
a. Describe the ramifications for an organization when it is noncompliant with legal mandates.
b. Describe two legal or ethical safeguards the chosen company has in place or could put in place to prevent illegal or unethical acts.
3. Analyze how well the chosen companys code of ethics facilitates the development of an ethical culture.
4. Explain how an employee would raise an ethical concern in the chosen company and provide three resources available to employees to use when raising an ethical concern.
a. Discuss which resource(s) you would most likely use to report an ethical concern.
B. Develop a policy that instructs employees on how to address unethical conduct observed at work by doing the following:
1. Discuss personal and organizational factors an employee would need to consider as a last resort before deciding to blow the whistle about unethical conduct observed at work.
2. Describe the internal and external reporting steps an employee should follow if the employee decides to blow the whistle.
C. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of whistle-blowers receiving payment from the government based on one of the following laws:
False Claims Act
DoddFrank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act
D. Analyze how the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines have changed the way organizations operate.
1. Discuss three culpability factors that are used to determine fines under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
E. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
F. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.