Accountability Policy – Employee Training
The Accountability Policy requires that each Executive Branch Cabinet
Secretary or department head assign a Privacy Officer who, among other duties, makes
sure that their department’s workforce
receive training and education regarding laws, regulations, policies, standards
and procedures in the handling of personally identifiable information (PII).
- All members of the workforce will receive
additional training when policies, standards or procedures are revised, if the
changes affect their job.
departments require annual training – check with your Privacy Officer for
Taking training courses
is part of everyone’s job, but here’s how to make the yone’s job, but here’s how to make the most of your privacy
- Give the
training course your full attention.
We all struggle with competing work demands, but it’s best to focus
on the training completely. Leave
your blackberry and other work behind.
You’ll learn more, and it will be more interesting!
about how the material covered in the training applies to the PII you
handle. Are you comfortable that
you understand all the rules? If
not, ask your privacy officer for additional guidance.
- Give your
privacy officer honest feedback on the training. Was it too easy or too hard? Did it provide you with information that
you found helpful? Your privacy
officer welcomes suggestions for how to make the training more
- If there
are other areas that you think the training should cover, be sure to share
that with your privacy officer too.
For a list of department
Privacy Officers, click
Note: Your agency/bureau/department/division may
have specific requirements – always check your policies and procedures.
If you have questions, contact your Privacy Official.
Workforce is defined as: Employees, volunteers, trainees and other persons
whose conduct, in the performance of work for the State, is under the control
of the State, whether or not the State pays them.