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February 2017

SWO Politics

A Real Challenge – Policy That Makes Sense

I didn’t think the “Flash-Drive Controversy” would go this far, but word has it that the Old Agency District (or just 7 people) voted to remove the Vice-Chairman claiming he “misused a flash drive” according to SWO Policy.  Now that we’ve all gotten beyond our WTF moment, let’s review the policy.  SWO’s Computer Use Policy… Keep Reading

SWO Politics

An IT Breach or an IT Failure?

As I was listening to the District Chairman’s Association, I was struck by how many came in to “Investigate the Vice-Chair’s Office and/or Political Appointees for an IT Breach of confidential information.”  Let’s review what happened. Apparently, the Vice-Chairman and/or his political appointees wanted to review their budget.  Each office has the right to do… Keep Reading

Performance Improvement

Performance Improvement

  My background really focuses on performance improvement, which involves looking at a process, program or department and identifying key performance measures.  Those measures must be quantitative (as in numbers).  Those numbers/measures are then tracked for a period of time to determine where the program is at (baseline).  I then choose benchmarks – or goals… Keep Reading

SWO Politics

SWO Council – LiveBlog

SWO Regular Council Session Feb 7 & 8 11:27 VC finishing his report. Francis Crawford only vote against accepting the VCO report. 11:28 Tribal Secretary Report Has several action items Discussion on Healthy Start office space request. Motion to approve TSO Report: All in favor 11:35 Elderly Advisory Board Presenting motions re: vehicles, housing, education,… Keep Reading

About Us

Inspiration

Photo Credit: Nicolette Ringer I’ve long had vague thoughts of creating an online website or blog, but never fully developed those thoughts. I’ve been unemployed for over a year now 14 and a half months of unemployment after having the honor of working for Chairman Bruce Renville. I’m bound to this region of the country… Keep Reading

About Us

About Nicolette

Welcome to my digital media site.  My name is Nicolette and I’m the Owner/Editor of HoTokeca Digital Media. Basic Stuff Member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe and enrolled at Long Hollow District. I consider my hometown to be Lake City, SD, since I grew up on a nearby farm. I’m adopted, so I can walk in… Keep Reading

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