Cynergy eNewsletter - September 2006    

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“My Two Cents” by Cindy Pickens – Cynergy
Mind Over Mind

Our minds are a complex combination of thoughts, habits and fears.  When our fears lead us away from real danger, they are beneficial.  But when a fear of failure causes us to avoid decisions and run away from the success we deserve, it can be more hazardous to our careers than the mistakes we are trying to avoid. (Read on)

Ethical Decision-Making Quick Test
By: Bruce A. Hamm

Often, making ethical decisions in the work place is a delicate balancing act between competing forces. Easy decisions like " should I embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars" are obvious and generally do not require much help or analysis to determine whether they are ethical or not.
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New Tax Law: Pension Protection Act of 2006
By: Judee Slack – SlackTax, Inc.

The President signed the huge 907-page " The Pension Protection Act of 2006" into law on August 17, 2006. The law includes a number of significant tax incentives to enhance retirement savings and forces employers to shore up their pension plans. (Read More)

HR Alert - DLSE Clarifies Position: Exempts Can Take partial day Off
By: Audrianne Adams-Lee
HR NETwork Inc.

The California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE) recently updated its Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual to authorize deductions from an exempt employee's accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO) bank for partial day absences under limited circumstances. This reflects the DLSE's adoption of a decision of a California Court of Appeal in a case decided in July 2005. (Read More)

Helpful Hints - Excel – “Every Now and then, I Run into a Character!”
By: O'Shea Toran
Cynergy Guest Speaker CafeNet Training / Development / Operations Professional

EVERY NOW AND THEN, I RUN INTO A CHARACTER! Ever wanted to know what font styles and special characters reside on your computer? Try this: Click your START menu, and choose RUN. (Read More)

The opinions expressed by Cynergy, its Executive Advisors, Affiliates and Associates are intended to be general in nature, mere suggestions and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant.