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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Ohio s bid to revive voter purge policy

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S. October 3, 2016. Yuri Gripas/File Photo

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Ohio’s appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked the Republican-led state’s policy of purging people from voter-registration lists if they do not regularly cast ballots because it violated federal law.

Civil liberties advocates who challenged Ohio’s policy said it illegally erased voters from registration rolls and unlawfully disenfranchised minorities and poor people who tend to back Democratic candidates. The justices will review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Ohio’s policy ran afoul of a 1993 law called the National Voter Registration Act, which Congress passed to make it easier for Americans to register to vote.

A Reuters analysis last year found that in Ohio’s three largest counties, which include Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, voters were struck from the rolls in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods at roughly twice the rate as in Republican neighborhoods under the policy.

Ohio officials argued that canceling registrations for voters deemed inactive for six years helped keep voting rolls current and accurate, clearing out those who have moved away or died. In September 2016, ahead of the U.S. presidential election, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled that the policy was unlawful.

Democrats have accused Republicans of taking steps at the state level, including laws imposing new requirements on voters such as presenting certain types of government-issued identification, intended to suppress the vote of minorities, the poor and others who generally favor Democratic candidates.

The American Civil Liberties Union last year sued Ohio Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, arguing that the state was violating the National Voter Registration Act, which prohibits states from striking registered voters “by reason of the person’s failure to vote.” The 6th Circuit agreed.

Under Ohio’s policy, if registered voters miss voting for two years, they are sent registration confirmation notices. If they do not respond and do not vote over the following four years, they are removed from the rolls.

Husted has said Ohio’s policy has been in place since the 1990s under both Republican and Democratic secretaries of state.

The suit said the policy led to the removal of tens of thousands of people from the voter rolls in 2015, including one of the lead plaintiffs, Larry Harmon, a software engineer and U.S. Navy veteran who was blocked from voting in a state marijuana initiative in 2015.

Republican Donald Trump won Ohio in last November’s presidential election.

The National Voter Registration Act, dubbed the “Motor-Voter” law when it was enacted, required states to permit registration by mail or when eligible people apply for or renew a driver’s license, or visiting certain government agencies or military recruiting offices.

(Corrects spelling of first name of Ohio secretary of state Husted in 6th paragraph, Jon instead of John.)

Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Will Dunham


Jobs and Salary Info for a Masters in International Relations Degree #mba


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Jobs and Salary Info for a Masters in International Relations Degree

Essential Information

A master’s degree program in international relations provides specialized knowledge regarding a certain part of the world or an area related to international business. Most programs require proficiency in a foreign language, developed either in high school or college or in classes taken concurrently during the master’s degree program.

Generally, international relations degree programs permit students to specialize in either a region of the world or an area of international relations, such as global theory, strategic issues, conflicts, international development, or international business. Most schools also require undergraduate study or specific proficiency in economics. To meet graduation requirements, students may need to complete an internship or other fieldwork, oral or written examinations, or a master’s thesis.

Students who graduate with a master’s in international relations degree may opt to work in the public or private sector and either in the U.S. or in a foreign country. The federal government employs many people who classify their jobs as in the international relations field.

Let’s take a look at the different career options and the possible earnings for graduates.

Governmental Job Options

Popular governmental employment opportunities for master’s in international relations degree graduates include U.S. foreign service employment, U.S. embassies abroad, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C. Foreign service positions are highly sought after and, as such, hiring managers are extremely selective. Other governmental positions might include working in intelligence for the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Department of Defense, or the Department of Homeland Security. Domestic cabinet departments with international activities and offices abroad include the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Reserve.

Non-Governmental Job Options

Non-governmental organizations that may hire international relations graduates include the United Nations, international consulting firms, private volunteer organizations and multinational corporations. In addition, those with graduate degrees in international relations may work as teachers at community colleges or secondary schools.

Salary Information

In January 2016, Payscale.com reported that the median annual salary for nonprofit program managers with a Master of Arts in International Relations was approximately $40,000. During the same time, the site indicated a median yearly salary of around $55,000 for research analysts holding the degree. Other job titles and estimated salary ranges for those with master’s degrees in international relations are as follows:

  • Intelligence analyst: $39,788 – $103,643
  • Foundation program officer: $40,598 – $102,428
  • Research associate: $32,229 – $71,766

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in May 2015 that political scientists earned a median annual salary of $99,730 and had a projected decline in jobs of 2% from 2014-2024. The BLS also reported a median annual salary of $44,190 for translators and interpreters in May 2015 with projected job growth of 29% from 2014-2024.


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Diploma in Human Resources

Human resources (HR) plays a key role in modern organizations and businesses, be they private sector, public sector or voluntary. This free online human resources diploma course covers diverse topics in HR, from the role of the human resources manager and how to recruit, select, train and assess employees, to employee motivation, employee-employer relations, and how to manage change within an organization.

Alison’s Diploma in Human Resources course gives a thorough knowledge and understanding of the important role HR plays in organizations, and will be of great interest to HR business professionals as well as those who are pursuing a career in this area.

This course will teach you the responsibilities of a human resource manager. It will help you to understand the recruitment, selection and appraisal processes. You will gain knowledge of different cultures and ethics. This course will also help you to manage change within an organization and demonstrate the best ways to manage employees.

All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

  • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
  • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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VA St. Louis Health Care System

Start Your Career at the St. Louis VA

At the St. Louis VA Medical Center, we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America’s veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. For additional information, please contact Human Resources at (314) 894-6620.

Equal Employment Opportunity “Did You Know”

Did you know that all employees are an important part of the EEO Program? Employees are responsible for ensuring that the workplace is conducive to providing quality care for our Veterans. Most employees may think that EEO is a responsibility for only the EEO Manager, managers, or supervisors; however, employees play a vital role. Employees should be activily involved.

For more information, contact the medical center EEO Manager:

Elizabeth C. Jenkins, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)/Graduate Medical Education (GME), Without Compensation (WOC) Appointee:

A GME WOC appointee is an individual who performs Medical Center related duties without any direct monetary compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Individuals requiring WOC appointments include, but are not limited to, students,residents and fellows and any other individual who is not compensated by the VA for their employment within the St. Louis VA Medical Center.

Nursing Staff

If you are a nursing professional interested in working for the VA St. Louis Health Care System, please contact, Nurse Recruitment Office at (314) 289-6479.

Nursing Service WOC Student Appointment Program

A Nursing Service Without Compensation (WOC) student appointee is a student who performs student-related activities without any direct monetary compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These appointments include but are not limited to graduate and undergraduate nursing students, student nurse practitioners, student practical nurses and student surgical technicians who are not compensated by the VA. Click here to go to our Nursing Service WOC Student Appointment Information Page

Residencies and Internships

  • Primary Care, Ocular Disease Geriatrics Residency Programs

Employee Benefits

A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page *. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:

  1. Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
  2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
  3. Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free .

VA Job Applications and Forms


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PRSA-NY: Knowledge Networking for NY Communications Pros

The Public Relations Society of America, New York chapter is one of the founding chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. Founded in 1947, PRSA-NY is the third largest PRSA local chapter in the U.S. The chapter serves the interests of public relations professionals working in business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. Read more

Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 PRSA-NY Big Apple Award Winners

PRSA-NY proudly congratulates the 56 finalists in 44 award categories who were honored during the 30 th Anniversary Big Apple Awards Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, June 12 th. PR Pros from across the metro area had a “GRAND” night celebrating excellence in communications and the lifetime achievements of some of our industry’s most well-known names. T HANK YOU to the sponsors, partners and guests who helped us recognize the PR industry’s best and brightest talent and celebrate the tremendous work of our leaders, practitioners, organizations and clients.

PRSA-NY to Honor Al Golin, Mike Fernandez and Joan Cear as the 2017 Recipients of Top Awards for Achievement and Leadership in PR
The Public Relations Society of America-New York Chapter (PRSA-NY) has announced the 2017 recipients of its top awards for individual achievement by public relations practitioners. Al Golin, Founder of Golin, will be honored with a posthumous tribute of the John W. Hill award for outstanding lifetime achievements in public relations; Mike Fernandez, U.S. CEO, Burson-Marsteller, will receive the Philip Dorf for leadership and mentorship; and Joan Cear. Senior Vice President, Kellen, will receive the President’s Award for outstanding service to PRSA and PRSA-NY. The awards will be presented during the Big Apple Awards presentation ceremony on Monday evening, June 12th, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Additional event details and online registration for tickets can be found at www.prsany.org.

PRSA-NY Announces 2017 Board of Directors: The Public Relations Society of America-New York Chapter (PRSA-NY). the industry go-to for knowledge and networking for communications professionals in the New York metro area, has announced its 2017 Board of Directors and chapter leadership. Click here to read the full announcement.

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Jacek Rostowski lauds UK voters for seeing through the prime minister’s effort to avoid accountability for Brexit.

The UK’s snap election has dealt a devastating blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party, decimating its majority and resulting in a hung parliament. May’s political strategy of avoiding any meaningful discussions about Brexit has clearly backfired. READ MORE

The Economic Consequences of a Hung Parliament

Diane Coyle argues that the UK’s new political uncertainty heightens the need for industrial policy.

Britain’s just-completed election will produce a weak government and considerable uncertainty – and not only about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The greater the political instability, the more acute is the need for a framework that will finally start to address the deep divisions and challenges facing the British economy. READ MORE

Theresa May’s Other Citizens of Nowhere

Jan-Werner Mueller takes the UK prime minister to task for embracing denationalization as a counterterrorism measure.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has embraced the revocation of individuals’ citizenship as a counterterrorism measure. In fact, no country has gone further than May’s UK in normalizing this immoral and ineffective policy. READ MORE

A Brexit Strategy for a Weak UK Government

Ngaire Woods warns that the UK is at risk of making three classic negotiating mistakes.

As Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to form a new government, she also needs to get down to the nitty-gritty of negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU. Preparations for the Brexit negotiations have been underway for some time, but they have so far been impeded by three elementary negotiating mistakes. READ MORE

The Snap Election Trap

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Raj Persaud & Adrian Furnham invoke a psychological theory that could have predicted Theresa May’s resounding defeat.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s humiliating electoral defeat could have been predicted by a well-established psychological theory. While competent leaders have no fear that their future policies will turn off voters, insecure leaders will try to capitalize on popularity whenever they have it. READ MORE

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Riding in Cabs with Joseph Nye

Joseph S. Nye discusses great power politics with PS’s Mark Leonard, the director of the European Council on Foreign Relations


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Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations – Strategic Communications Option

Understand the Strategy behind Advertising and Public Relations

The Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations with an option in Strategic Communications explores a number of disciplines needed for developing and delivering effective content. These include generating an impactful, relatable message, selecting the best communication channels for proper message distribution, and evaluating communication efforts against established goals and benchmarks. You’ll have the opportunity to study psychology, statistics, law, research, and other disciplines that can be used to build a strong foundation for effective communication for any company or organization.

If you’re a professional who wants to advance your career in strategic communications or you are looking to change to a communication-related career, this program is designed for you. It’s an ideal course of study if you want to work in a dynamic environment, gathering and analyzing information to create targeted, comprehensive communication strategies to advance your organization’s objectives.

Your Advertising/Public Relations – Strategic Communications Courses

In this 120-credit interdisciplinary program, you can develop and enhance these skills to help you become a strategic communicator:

  • complex problem solving
  • oral, visual, and written communication
  • research and analytic techniques
  • goal setting and evaluation methods
  • creative thinking
  • cultural and social awareness

The curriculum includes 35 required credits, plus an additional 3 credits of Strategic Communications course work that you will choose to personalize your education. You must also successfully complete 24 credits of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements and 45 General Education credits.

Your Opportunities as a Strategic Communications Graduate

As a successful graduate, you can expand your career opportunities in a wide variety of fields involving communications, and may have the opportunity to:

  • analyze and manage advertising. public relations, and integrated marketing communications efforts to ensure a positive public image of a company or brand
  • develop and maintain relationships and communication with an organization’s stakeholders
  • cultivate an organization’s image and reputation based on analysis of the political, economic, technological, media, and social environment to increase its revenues and foster goodwill
  • set goals and plan projects to help an audience retain your message
  • conduct organized communications campaigns to influence the public image of a person or an organization, or to promote a product or initiative with maximum efficiency

These skills and your ability to create, execute, and evaluate communication strategies can make you a valuable asset for businesses, corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations. Positions may include:

  • advertising and/or promotions manager
  • marketing manager
  • marketing communications manager
  • public relations specialist or manager
  • fundraising manager
  • media relations or communications worker
  • marketing or public relations associate

Advertising/Public Relations – Strategic Communications Option Video

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations – Strategic Communications Option online degree in this video:


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Diploma in Human Resources

Human resources (HR) plays a key role in modern organizations and businesses, be they private sector, public sector or voluntary. This free online human resources diploma course covers diverse topics in HR, from the role of the human resources manager and how to recruit, select, train and assess employees, to employee motivation, employee-employer relations, and how to manage change within an organization.

Alison’s Diploma in Human Resources course gives a thorough knowledge and understanding of the important role HR plays in organizations, and will be of great interest to HR business professionals as well as those who are pursuing a career in this area.

This course will teach you the responsibilities of a human resource manager. It will help you to understand the recruitment, selection and appraisal processes. You will gain knowledge of different cultures and ethics. This course will also help you to manage change within an organization and demonstrate the best ways to manage employees.

All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

  • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
  • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results