riskmanager eletter Vol5 No6 dayofhappiness

The GREAT DREAM: International Day of Happiness

Vol. 5 No. 6

On March 20, 2015, the world celebrated International Day of Happiness by answering the question, “What really makes me happy?” Take a moment to think about that question. Does more than one answer pop into your mind? We’re going to guess that several things danced to the forefront of your thoughts because when you really stop to think about what matters most, your personal recipe for happiness probably isn’t as simple as one ingredient.

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What’s On Your Printer?

Vol. 5 No. 5

Data security risks are typically thought of as unsecure Web-based software, outdated servers, viruses, and poor password maintenance. Yet, data risks extend beyond your computer files and cloud storage. All the things you copy in the office—tax returns, medical records, financial information, student records, and more—could end up in someone else's hands. If your Data Security Plan (Risk Communication Plan) doesn’t incorporate printers and multifunctional devices, consider them for your next revision—or emergency amendment.

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Vol. 5 No. 5

Q: We have had several instances of what can be considered unacceptable student behavior reported to us by parents. However, these events have taken place in the evening or over the weekend—outside of school hours. What are our rights, and duties, for monitoring student (and staff) behavior after hours?

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You're Brilliant! You Will Get Through These Winter Doldrums

Vol. 5 No. 5

Finding motivation midwinter can be a struggle. Less sunlight, post holiday cheer, and colder temperatures have been linked to seasonal depression (SADD), known to affect thousands of people each season. It’s a very real concern for organizations and individuals alike, as both struggle to keep motivation high and sanity balanced.

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Tanning and Skin Cancer: "Just What Teens Do"

Vol. 5 No. 4

Winter in the U.S. is often associated with reduced exposure to the sun, which means no tan. With class proms and pageants on their minds, teenagers find this time of year irritating. After all, nothing puts the finishing touch on that perfect gown or tuxedo like a tan. And, with tanning salons still peppering shopping malls across the nation in spite of research linking them to melanoma, it’s easy enough to put fear aside, duck inside for ten minutes, and come out looking as though you’ve spent a day in southern Florida.

But, tans aren’t the only thing teens acquire in tanning beds. The need to look beautiful during the winter months is what researchers are blaming for an increased presence of skin cancer in young adults and teens.

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Vol. 5 No. 4

Q: We need to terminate an employee. Understandably, this is a common element of running a school, but I feel as though our past practices haven’t been very HR friendly. What do you recommend as the best way—the "HRiest" way—of letting an employee go?

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