It should come as no surprise that I have a lot of opinions on the state of public information officers (PIO) in the United States. I have a few of my own that I am trying to get my head around, and I want to share them with you. I don’t have a problem with PIOs. I do, however, have a problem with the way they are doing their jobs.
I understand that PIOs need to be able to make decisions, but that doesn’t mean they should get to make them without having a thorough understanding of the law. PIOs in the United States are not to be confused with public information officers in Europe. We are the people who keep the public information system in the United States running, the people who keep the PIOs and the police departments and the federal agencies that work in and for the public information system up and running.
The jobs description for public information officers in the United States is very much in line with that of PIOs in Europe. According to the Department of Labor, PIOs in the United States are tasked to “directly supervise and manage the collection, analysis and dissemination of information, to provide legal advice to government agencies, to provide technical assistance to government agencies, and to represent the federal government.
The public information officer job description is very similar in both countries. In the United States, the majority are public information officers who work in and for the federal government. The job of a PIO is to collect, analyze and disseminate information to government agencies. They are tasked with providing legal advice and technical assistance to government agencies. They are also tasked with representing the federal government.
In Canada, the majority of PIOs work for municipal government. The job description for PIOs is almost the exact same as that for Canadian federal public information officers. However, there you have the distinction between the federal government and the province of Ontario. In Ontario, the job description is more similar to that of a provincial public information officer than that of an Ontario federal public information officer.
The job description for PIOs has been posted online. It describes the job as “a position that gives the public access to information, resources, and technology”. It’s very similar to the federal and provincial job descriptions.
This is an interesting topic. There are some people who are actually qualified for the position, but it is more likely that the job is given to someone who is not qualified to be the public’s information officer. I think it can be seen as the government’s way of ensuring that the public’s information is not compromised by anyone who is not qualified to be the public’s information officer.
The government needs to protect its information. With the current state of technology, it is almost impossible to protect your information. This is especially true given the fact that most people don’t understand how to use computers to access government information, so they are much more likely to leak information, and potentially damage the publics information.
Government information should be kept in lock box, and only employees who are certified to work in the government should be able to access the information to which you give access. If you have sensitive information, you should be required to make it available only to those employees that can certify that they have experience in the government. You should also be required to provide accurate reports on how you are going about accessing government information.
And if you don’t know how to do it, you should be required to do it yourself. I think this is a huge issue. It’s so easy to get into trouble for not knowing what you’re doing. It’s just so easy to assume that anyone who works for government should know how to do it. If you can’t say you don’t know how to do it, you can’t say you don’t know how to do it.