Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: September 2019 Episode Shooting incidents are becoming a scourge on the American landscape and courthouses are certainly not immune. An incident can last only seconds but the trauma to court staff and the unsuspecting public can live on and on. If a calamity occurs, we face the triple challenge: emergency decisions … Continue reading Suddenly He Was There: Is Your Court Prepared for a Shooting Tragedy?
We must do a much better job of preventing and responding to ransomware attacks. Here are some key tips on how to do so.
Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: July 2019 Episode Ransomware attacks are running rampant throughout the nation. Atlanta, Georgia; Lake City, Florida; Albany, New York; and Del Rio, Texas have all been victims. Most recently the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts was attacked. Local agencies can be crippled for weeks with no data, no internet, no … Continue reading Held for Ransom: How Safe is Your Data?
With the advent of the summer season, one must plan ahead to ensure that your organization has adequate staffing when staff greatly increase their leave use. Here are some tips on how to be prepared.
Where can one learn more about Internal Control? Here are some resources for court managers to use in following up on the three prior Risky Business blog posts.
I wrote in the two prior “Risky Business” posts about why the management area of Internal Control is so important and outlined the five main Internal Control components. To briefly recap, here is an excellent summary of what Internal Control is all about: Internal controls are systematic safeguards that are a continuous built-in component of … Continue reading Risky Business, Part 3: Practical Example of Internal Financial Controls
Coming innovations, thought-provoking trends, questions that matter to the court community, these and more themes are covered by the Court Leader’s Advantage podcast series, a forum by court professionals for court professionals to share experiences and lessons learned. Listen here.
I am participating in a National Association for Court Management Workgroup that is reviewing and recommending updates to the NACM-Core "Workforce Management" curriculum (https://nacmcore.org/curriculum/workforce-management/). The workgroup will be editing sections of the curriculum over the next couple of months. In case you are not familiar with the scope of the Workforce Management, it primarily covers … Continue reading NACM-Core Workforce Management Review — Help is Welcome!
The five key elements of Internal Control have many key principles to follow in order to have an effective program. It helps to think of internal control as strategic planning with a focus on risk assessment, avoidance, and remediation.
Every court needs to have a comprehensive approach to the critical area of internal control of operations. Horror stories about internal control failures demonstrate the need. In part 1 of 4, this post covers the five key components of internal control.