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SaaS Delivery Model
In the “SaaS delivery model,” the vendor hosts and operates the technology platform at its facility. The application is offered in a multitenant architecture with all of the vendor’s customers accessing a single code base.
 
Safe Harbor
“Safe harbor” is a provision of a statute or a regulation that reduces or eliminates a party’s liability under the law, on the condition that the party performed its actions in good faith. Safe-harbor provisions are written into laws to protect legitimate or excusable violations. Corporations publish safe-harbor statements to demonstrate that they are performing whatever due diligence is required in order to take advantage of applicable legal safe harbors. Safe harbor provides a framework for U.S. companies with E.U. subsidiaries to meet privacy standards pertaining to the exchange of personal information. The right to data privacy is heavily regulated and rigidly enforced in Europe.
 
Sandboxing
“Sandboxing” allows organizations to view the functionality of the systems by different use-case scenarios, and allows customers to test out and use the system.  The "sandbox" is a system which is used for testing, similar to a physical sandbox which is used for play.
 
Scenario Planning
“Scenario planning” is a strategic approach for making long-term flexible decisions or plans. In succession management, the creation or expansion of a role and then assessing potential candidates against this role is an example of scenario planning. It answers the question, do we have the existing talent capabilities to fill a potential future requirement?
 
Scorecard
A "scorecard" is a graphical representation of information, often in bar and pie charts, which shows how well a certain business process is proceeding.  Please see “Balanced Scorecard” for more information on a particular type of scorecarding.
 
SCORM
“Sharable Content Object Reference Model” (SCORM) is a set of specifications for course content that produces reusable learning objects.  SCORM compliant courseware (or e-learning courses) is designed and developed to be used in a standards-compliant learning management system.  The SCORM specifications specify how training content is tracked, how it bookmarks itself, and how it is structured.
 
Screen-Chaining
“Screen-chaining” creates hard coded connections between screens at the subroutine level. It cannot be used to connect processes together.
 
Screening & Assessment
Tools and technology that enable organizations to evaluate if a candidate has the right skills to perform a job.
 
Section 508
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to the federal government’s electronic and information technology by the employees and the public to the extent it does not pose an undue burden. The law covers all types of electronic and information technology in the federal sector when federal employees develop, procure, maintain or use such technology.
 
Selection

The process that follows the sourcing, screening and assessment activities, and includes offer letter generation for candidates.