Adp Training - Ap55

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Working in Complex Countries and Geographic Expansions ADP Training March 2014


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  • 1. 
     The purpose of AP55 is to:
    • A. 

      Address the manner in which cross border transactions and contracts are approved. A cross border transaction occurs where all or part of the services are anticipated to be provided by an Accenture entity located in a country other than where the services are to be performed; and a cross border contract occurs where one or more contracting parties are based in a different country.

    • B. 

      Provide guidelines for travel arrangements that are appropriate for employees who are traveling on Company business. Employees should refer to the following global policies when working away from their home locations and for other important aspects of their business-related travel or assignments, such as immigration, tax, travel and health insurance, and corporate housing:

    • C. 

      Define the approval process for proposals to pursue transactions where all or part of the services are anticipated to be performed in a complex country or that require a geographic expansion.

    • D. 

      Outline the eligibility criteria, selection process, terms and conditions related to voluntary assignments to the Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) Program for employees.

  • 2. 
    No employee has the authority to commit Accenture to work or to any contractual obligation in a “complex country” or to a “geographic expansion” before obtaining approval under this policy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Terry's spouse is from the island of Bermuda which is considered a British Overseas Territory. Terry's in-laws own a home on the island and Terry goes there once a year for vacation. Recently a client has mentioned an opportunity for a project in Bermuda and thinks this would be a perfect fit for Terry since she has housing on the island and is familiar with the culture. Will Terry need an AP55 approval?  HINT:https://sites.accenture.com/publishing/GlobalWatch/Policy55Approvals/Pages/default.aspx
    • A. 

      No - Bermuda is safe in most areas and Terry has local expertise in the country

    • B. 

      Yes - Work in Bermuda can present taxation and legal issues and the must be reviewed and go through the AP55 review

  • 4. 
    PRJ-12873 has been delivering work in Kenya for the last 18  months. The clients are happy for the work and have just asked to extend the project a second time for an additional 6 months. Since an AP55 review was completed at the beginning of the project does a new AP55 need to be initiated?
    • A. 

      Yes - AP55 needs to be re-done if there is potential impact to status in country, so the review must be done if there is an extension or a change in scope

    • B. 

      No - Due to the relatively short extension (compared to commercial work) it is acceptable to continue working under the original AP55 to reduce costs and streamline productivity

  • 5. 
    Does AP55 apply to Subcontractors?
    • A. 

      No - Not if they are nationals of the country where we are engaged to do work

    • B. 

      Yes - AP55 review will need to perform due diligence on all individuals representing Accenture

    • C. 

      Yes - It is the responsibility of the Sponsor of the request to obtain confirmation from the Legal Contracting Team or from the Procurement Team if the policy applies to Accenture’s subcontractor involved in an opportunity

  • 6. 
     When should an AP55 review start? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      After the project has been approved on the NBM

    • B. 

      Before signing a contract for work

    • C. 

      Before submitting a confirmation of candidate for a project to HR

    • D. 

      Before booking travel

    • E. 

      Before starting a project

  • 7. 
    After 2 weeks an AP55 review has just been completed for PRJ-18764 to begin work in Ghana and the project has been approved. A work permit is currently pending and will take 8 weeks to process. Can participants begin booking travel?
    • A. 

      Yes, good to go!

    • B. 

      No, the project must also be cleared by GAP to assure participant safety and security

  • 8. 
    PRJ-73872 is being funded by a donor who has a Memorandum of Understanding with a host government that exempts those working on donor-funded projects from taxes. Under the MOU will Accenture and its employees also be seen as exempt?
    • A. 

      Yes - Our contracts with the donor will allow us to be covered under the umbrella of this agreement

    • B. 

      No - We are seen as a commercial third party since we are not a fully charitable organization, regardless of scope of our actions

  • 9. 
    There is a difference in information regarding business visa requirements: Accenture's ET&I team has set a business visa limit of 15 days in a 12 month rolling period for a country in Africa, however their web site says that a business visa is valid for 60 days before a work permit is required. Which information should you follow?
    • A. 

      The Host Country - Accenture's website probably has outdated information

    • B. 

      Accenture - The AP55 review looks at multiple complex details before making recommendations. These could come from local advisory and our previous experiences and potential risk to immigration and employment; These factors are all combined to form a single recommendation.

  • 10. 
    Can a non-binding proposal or non-binding contract be submitted in anticipation of AP55 approval?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
     If a destination is questionable as to whether it will be required for a project should it be included?
    • A. 

      No - At such an early stage it would increase costs and potentially delay the review

    • B. 

      Yes - It is better to include a country which may not result in an on-shore presence since it can always be withdrawn if no longer required.

  • 12. 
     Do I need an individual AP55 submission for each country involved in a multi-country project?
    • A. 

      Yes - Each country is reviewed separately and submitted separately

    • B. 

      No - Each project is reviewed separately, each country visited must be listed in the submission, even if AP55 approval is not required for all countries

    • C. 

      No - If work has been done on a separate project in the same country during the last 6 weeks, AP55 review can be avoided

  • 13. 
    In a project involving multiple countries, if the first country destination for a project is approved but other countries are not, can the project commence?
    • A. 

      Yes - The project can begin in the approved countries and the AP55 Administrator can process the requests for additional countries while work begins

    • B. 

      No - AP55 requires that when working in a complex country approval must be granted BEFORE a contractually binding commitment is made. Since work cannot commence without a signed contract the project cannot commence

  • 14. 
    When travelling to a country that requires AP55 review but only staying for a 3 day client workshop, is AP55 approval required for such a short trip?
    • A. 

      Any physical presence, for any duration, in any Country subject to AP55 triggers the need for an AP55 request and subject to the process. Even BD trips must be logged in the same way

    • B. 

      Any physical presence, for any duration, in any Country subject to AP55 triggers the need for an AP55 request as long as the activities are billable to the client. BD trips, since not billable to the client do not require the approval of AP55.

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