Oversight practices are directed to improving the way the organization manages all projects. Oversight or governance in multiproject organizations supports the trend of integration over the last three decades. Centralization of project management activities became imperative as projects became more numerous and became the means to implement organization strategy.
The Investment Company Institute (“ICI”) and ICI Global appreciate the opportunity to
comment on the consultative document published by the Financial Stability Board (“FSB”) entitled
“Strengthening Oversight and Regulation of Shadow Banking: A Policy Framework for Oversight and
Regulation of Shadow Banking Entities.”1
ICI is the national association of U.S.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) convened a meeting of
professionals, patient advocates, government representatives and legal experts in
December 2009 to examine the oversight of assisted reproductive technology
(ART). ART is one of several therapies used by specialists to treat the disease of
infertility. The most widely used ART procedure is in vitro fertilization.
As with all medical practice, safety in reproductive medicine is assured by a
combination of state and federal government regulation.
o improve aviation safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to have in place the initial capabilities of a risk-based approach to safety oversight, known as a safety management system (SMS), by the end of fiscal year 2010. FAA is also implementing new procedures and technologies to enhance the safety, capacity, and
Acquisition in the Department of Defense (DoD) is a major undertaking in which the defense agencies and the military departments expend significant funds to procure everything from research to development, to test and evaluation, to production, to operational support, and, finally, to obsolescence. The opportunities for problems to
Chapter 16 provides knowledge of oversight. Oversight practices are directed to improving the way the organization manages all projects. Oversight or governance in multiproject organizations supports the trend of integration over the last three decades. Centralization of project management activities became imperative as projects became more numerous and became the means to implement organization strategy.
‘‘An enlightening, practical, and valuable tool. Dick has taken the sometime confusing and frightening problem of performance appraisal and provided effective approaches and answers that can be adapted to any organization. It is a MUST for the human resources professional’s library.’’ —William K. Hill Human Resources Director City of Winston-Salem (NC) ‘‘Dick Grote clearly and eloquently presents a very practical guide for navigating the often-murky waters of the performance appraisal process.
Our satisfaction in writing the second English edition of this book is easy to
imagine: not only are we assured of the utility of our work, but also have the
opportunity to enlarge and revise it.We have attempted to do this in various
ways. We have removed oversights and errors; we have made a few additions
and expanded a little on all chapters; we have re-written and simplified
various parts which students had found obscure or difficult to understand;
lastly, we have updated the bibliography, with the aim of offering useful
suggestions for further readi...
he main focus of prudential regulation and supervision of insurers is usually considered to
be the protection of the rights of policyholders. This includes oversight of the continuing ability of
insurers to meet their contractual and other financial obligations to their policyholders. The nature
of insurance business implies the establishment of technical provisions, and the investment in
and holding of assets to cover these technical provisions and a solvency margin.
In contemporary debates about democratic governance, the concept of
accountability is hard to avoid. At least from a European perspective, recent
innovations in political and administrative decision-making have multiplied
opportunities for citizens to hold to account those who exercise governmental
authority. Or so we are told. Whether busy modernizing constitutional
structures or realigning public services along market-led lines, our political
representatives have proclaimed a new era of open and responsive government.
Support the development of the functional food industry in Ireland.
Create a new, internationally-competitive, interdisciplinary, industry-focused research centre developing skills and technologies that will lead to new products, processes and services.
Develop research programmes that are jointly formulated and implemented by the participating academic and industrial partners with a view to providing the best solutions to the medium and long term issues facing industry in Ireland.
The Basel paper on interest rate risk divides the responsibilities for interest
rate risk management and oversight among the supreme management body and
senior management. In the context of Austrian corporate law, the senior
management would be the directors of a credit institution authorized to
manage and legally represent it under Article 2 No 1 of the Austrian Banking
In addition to substantive reforms of the authorities and practices of regulation and
supervision, the proposals contained in this report entail a significant restructuring of our
regulatory system. We propose the creation of a Financial Services Oversight Council,
chaired by Treasury and including the heads of the principal federal financial regulators
as members. We also propose the creation of two new agencies.
A board’s role is to provide oversight, not to manage risks. Just as a board does not
manage a fund’s investments or its business operations, it also does not manage the
risks associated with those activities. Board oversight includes understanding the risk
management processes employed by the adviser, asking questions where appropriate,
and obtaining appropriate assurances that the processes are reasonably designed to
manage and control the fund’s material risks.
Performing experiments in low Earth orbit has been the focus of much of the research funded by
NASA’s Physical Sciences Division (PSD) and its predecessors for over 30 years. This microgravity
research can be divided into five broad areas, all of which focus primarily on phenomena that are
strongly perturbed by gravity: biotechnology, combustion, fluid physics, fundamental physics, and
All companies, including registered investment companies (funds), incur risk as a part of doing
business. In order to achieve investment returns, a fund must incur investment risks, and the risk
of loss arising from daily operations is an unavoidable by-product of any business, including the
Fund advisers have long been responsible for managing funds’ risks.
Hollywood submitted to the rigorous oversight of the PCA because the alternatives to
“censorship at the source” were far worse. After all, censorship had been a fact of
creative and commercial life for motion picture producers from the very birth of the
medium, when even the modest osculations of the middle-aged lovebirds in Thomas
Edison’s The Kiss (1896) scandalized cadres of (literally) Victorian ministers, matrons,
and other variants of a sour-faced species known as the “bluenose.
In May 2006, the nanotechnology consultancy
firm Lux Research published a report entitled
‘‘Taking action on nanotech environmental, safety
and health risks’’ (Lux Research, 2006). The report
addressed the potential impact of real and perceived
risks on nano-businesses from a commercial
perspective, and concluded that ‘‘One of the biggest
challenges facing firms commercializing
nanotechnology innovations today is managing
environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks)’’.