Erin Stauffer

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Bishop, Terrence R.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Management


This thesis concerns Human Resource Management practices after the terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001. It is divided into three main sections. The first section describes expert opinions on various topics. Those topics include emergency procedures for handling Anthrax contamination and preventative mail handling procedures. Recommendations on plans of evacuation and emergency revival procedures are given along with information about implementing an effective security system. Employee Assistance Programs are discussed and harassment policies and diversity training issues are examined due to the unfortunate backlash against Muslim workers since to the attacks. The second section analyzes real life data obtained from surveys sent out to HR professionals in Fortune 500 companies. Questions on the above topics are addressed about programs in their companies. Charts and diagrams are provided in the appendices in order to visualize the data along with a written analysis. The third section compares real life data obtained from the survey and the recommendations of experts. Some expert opinions have been around for decades where as others were made shortly after the terrorist attacks. This section shows where the companies fall short on the expert recommendations. Lastly, the opinion of the author is given, after performing extensive research on these topics.


Includes bibliographical references.


41 pages, 24 pages (various pagings)




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