Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Document retention training

What the hell is that?

Turns out it's a close cousin of "cover your ass" training.

Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty was testifying yesterday about those two power plants that cost over half a billion dollars not to build. McGuinty's government had awarded contracts to build the plants in Mississauga and Oakville. As election time neared it became politically expedient to cancel the plants, which is what McGuinty did.

After the fact it has become clear that much of the inter-governmental communication about the cancellation process has disappeared. Any number of politicians and bureaucrats from the Premier on down were keen to cover their butts.

McGuinty now claims the disappearance of said communication had nothing to do with unethical deletion of communication records. Where the government failed was in providing its employees with adequate "document retention training."

Document retention training.

How not to push the "delete" button on the keyboard in front of you. That'll take a heap 'o training.

McGuinty got chutzpah!

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