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  1. The Principle of Least Privilege for Data and Information Access

    The files safeguarded by the Human Resources department are among the most sensitive in many government agencies. HR file access is typically limited to HR and high-level administrators.  While this is the law, it is also good practice.  If this wasn’t the case, someone would almost certainly discover they had access to that data, either…

  2. How Recruiting Challenges Can Lead to Employee Misconduct

    The recruiting challenge faced by government agencies is a tremendous one.  A March study by the National Association of State Chief Administrators found that government job posting rose 11% from 2013 to 2017, while the number of people applying for state jobs declined by 25%.  There are plenty of reasons; it is difficult to attract…

  3. How to Survive Being Hit by a Bus

    There’s a term in business management and software development called the “bus factor”.  It’s a morbid way of referencing a critical component of any well-designed process. How many people would have to be hit by a bus before it stalls or falls apart because there aren’t enough people who know how to push it forward?…

  4. Managing Out: Getting HR Investigation Testimony and Evidence Faster

    This is the second in a series of blogs on encouraging team members, co-workers and supervisors to help your team accomplish its objectives and pushing for your findings to lead to action. The first, Managing Up: Demonstrating the Value of Taking Action, can be found here. Thoroughly investigating complaints as quickly as possible is the…

  5. The Danger of the Organizational Bystander Effect

    There have been plenty of bad stories lately involving a hero.  James Shaw disarmed a shooter at a Waffle House, limiting the death count to four.  The last person to leave the hospital after the Parkland school shooting was Anthony Borges, a student who shielded others with his own body.  And when an engine exploded…