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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
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The Law Enforcement Training Safety Officer Program is a six-step plan to help reduce injuries to law enforcement staff from training activities. The program is designed to work in tandem with the training instructor to increase safety without compromising training effectiveness.
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The hiring process can be fraught with legal pitfalls at every stage. It is important for individuals involved in the hiring process to recognize and avoid these legal pitfalls when hiring where possible. Breaking down the hiring process into key areas can help in identifying the pitfalls and ways to avoid them.
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The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act requires records containing government data be kept in such an arrangement and condition as to make them easily accessible for convenient use (Minn. Stat. § 13.03, subd. 1). This Resource assists in personnel data maintenance for purposes of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Topics covered in this resource include: 1) data classifications, including public personnel data, private personnel data and confidential personnel data; 2) collection of private or confidential data from individuals and Tennessen Warning; 3) release and responses to requests for government data relative to public personnel data, private personnel data, confidential personnel data, data that contains both public and nonpublic data, denying access to data, reproduction fees for records, protection of employees and others; 4) location of government personnel data; 5) data subject's ability to challenge data accuracy; 6) records retention issues related to government personnel data; and 7) risk management recommendations for maintaining government personnel data.
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In recent years, Minnesota state legislators have enacted laws limiting or prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving, in particular banning texting while operating a vehicle. Whether prohibited by law or not, the use of mobile devices by employees while driving on the job poses several safety and legal risks for members. Members should consider policies and procedures to help reduce this risk to employees and the organization.
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Member employees may find themselves outdoors and on the job for many reasons. Working outside means that employees may be exposed to ticks that may carry disease. Risks associated with tick bites can be managed effectively with careful identification, tick bite prevention and removal best practices, and prompt reporting of tick-borne diseases.
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February 2017 Bulletin: MCIT Board Officers, Committee Assignments Change; Program Helps Reduce Training Injuries for Law Enforcement; Land Use Decisions: How to Build a Good Record; Droning On: Know Risks of Operating Unmanned Aircraft for Government Business; Plan Now for 2017 Training Seminars; What Happens When a Claimant Does Not Want Money?; Better Trained, Better Decisions, Better Results: Online Law Enforcement Training Proves Effective
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Most challenges to county land use decisions involve on-the-record review. This means that it is critical that counties: 1) understand what the record is; and 2) assure that a solid, good record exists, so most likely the challenged decision is upheld.
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Drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have the ability to aid government entities in many ways: mapping, surveillance, and search and rescue, to identify a few. However as with any new technology, there are risks of using drones for conducting government business. Members should take steps to manage those risks.