Co. Sigma Inc.

1. What is the hazard communication standard? Explain how this standard applies to the workplace. What should employers do in order to be compliant with this standard? What are the possible implications for an employer for failure to adhere to this standard?
Your response should be at least 150 words in lengthYour response should be at least 150 words in length. You must use at least your textbook to complete this assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.Co. Sigma Inc. gives employees annual evaluations. The manager can rate each employee as Exceeds Expectations (EE), Meets Expectations (ME), Partially Meets Expectations (PE), or Horrible Employee (HE). Employee Bill turns in his self-evaluation and has himself as an EE in all ten performance categories. Supervisor Mary reviews the self-evaluation and is troubled. She believes he is an EE in two categories, but is an ME in six categories, a PE in one category, and an HE in one category. She wonders how such a disconnect could exist between how he views himself and reality.

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What do you think could have caused this disconnect?
How should she go about remedying this situation?
If she just goes ahead and gives him all EEs even though he does not deserve them, what problem(s) might this create?

2. Should an employee have an expectation of privacy relative to electronic communications when sending personal emails from the company computer? What if the employee used the company computer to access his/her own Yahoo email account; should the employee have a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding personal emails sent through his/her personal email? To take it a step further, should the employee have an expectation of privacy as it relates to text messages sent from a company issued Blackberry? Defend your response with references to at least two sources from the following: the textbook, court case(s), articles from reliable/authoritative authors.
Performance evaluations are important tools for managing performance. However, they can also easily be mismanaged by supervisors and employees alike. The situation becomes more combustible when employees first do a self-evaluation followed by a formal evaluation from the supervisor.