sec370 | undergraduate

The Administration Process

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This course provides the student with an understanding of the various elements of a program budget; the process of budget development, justification, and presentation; and principles of contract preparation. Special emphasis is given to these processes, procedures, and practices in relation to security-oriented environments.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Budget Preparation, Justification, and Management

    • Explain the dynamics and criteria involved in presenting a budget.
    • Discuss the principles of internal control and auditing.
    • Describe the principles of cost versus benefit analyses and their application within the context of security missions.
    • Evaluate program fiscal requirements in the context of organizational budgetary priorities and parameters.
    • Identify the principles of expenditure justification for security operations.

    Purpose and Types of Budgets Operating Budgets

    • Discuss the purpose and functions of budgeting.
    • Identify the types of budgets and the application to the organization.
    • Discuss newsworthy cases discussing ethics in budgeting.
    • Identify the items incorporated into an operating budget.
    • Describe the variety of methods for tracking expenditures, as well as the issues and problems with monitoring.
    • Compare accounting methods for controlling complex budgets.
    • Evaluate the respective benefits and limitations of purchase orders, corporate credit cards, company checks, and cash funds.
    • Determine which personnel should have spending authority and how to monitor their expenditures.
    • Specify the purposes for petty cash funds and the principles of cash control.

    Contract Procedures

    • Establish the value of and negotiate prices for contract services.
    • Determine the important elements of a contract for security services.
    • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of contracting security services (i.e., outsourcing) rather than establishing a proprietary security unit.
    • Discuss the limits of operational control of contracted versus proprietary employees of an organization.
    • Identify regulatory compliance issues associated with contracted personnel (OSHA).
    • Evaluate the responsibilities of the contractor and those providing contracted services.
    • Describe liability issues as they relate to contracted and proprietary employees.

    Human Resources

    • Describe the methods for determining compensation benefits and wage levels for security personnel.
    • Assess the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its application to security personnel.
    • Identify the FLSA exempt and non-exempt employee compensation and overtime regulations.
    • Differentiate the costs and benefits of utilizing proprietary part-time or full-time versus contract personnel in security roles as associated with the best Return on Investment (ROI).
    • Detail the cost factors of employment benefits.

    The Budget and Physical Facilities

    • Identify and describe budget line items for security facility management.
    • Compare and contrast the value of electronic technology in relationship to the use of human resources for access control, surveillance, and identification of authorized personnel.
    • Discuss cost factors associated with required fire protection and safety systems.
    • Analyze the preparation of a budget for security facility management.
    • Classify facility maintenance factors.
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