Current News for Employees
This Month's Spotlight on Training: Workplace Violence
The purpose of our Workplace Violence training is to make employees aware that workplace violence can happen anywhere, at any time, these days. Most times you look at all the new safety standards in place and begin to wonder if society has spun out of control! You might even ask yourself, “Why can’t people just go home and leave well enough alone!”
We want to communicate to all employees that the “good ol’ days” - when your workplace and your neighborhood was as safe as Andy Griffith’s community, Mayberry, - are gone. It’s considered a rare moment that we consider leaving our keys in our car, our homes unlocked, trust the stranger on the side of the street, or assume everyone who comes into our workplace is as harmless as Otis (Remember Otis? He was the inebriated gentleman on the Andy Griffith show who would come in to the sheriff’s office in the evenings, lock himself in jail, and let himself out in the morning when he was sober).
In this training session you learn key components of workplace violence, what can cause it, who most often commits violent acts in the workplace, and the human and financial impact of it. Also, you will pick up tips of how to deal with a potentially violent person, and how to respond during, and after, a violent episode. Most importantly, we will discuss what preventative measures can be taken in your workplace that may, or may not, already be in place. We need to work together to make our workplace as safe as possible!
State Personnel Board Election
Two state employees from the classified service have been elected to serve on the State Personnel Board.
- Gabriel Hoggarth will serve through June 30, 2019.
- Nicole Sautner will serve through June 30, 2016.
What Every State Employee Needs to Know
The What Every State Employee Needs to Know brochure is now available online.