RE: Technical author leading resistance to background checks

Subject: RE: Technical author leading resistance to background checks
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 09:04:51 -0700 (PDT)

As you see from the text below, I'm talking about the type of problem,
not the NASA problem specifically. If we're going to have professional
organizations, and they're going to go to bat for us on certain issues,
this might be one for the future. How much background check is
necessary, when does it occur, and is there a third party we can get to
vouch for us instead of going through a series of checks each time we
encounter a security-related agency?

--- Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu> wrote:

> > Behalf Of Chris Borokowski
> > I think this issue is going to be relevant for tech writers in the
> > future, as more industries become defense and national security
> > related. If we have some idea of what should be done, perhaps we
> can
> > use the power of collective bargaining to avoid the problem these
> > employees have encountered, which is trying to close the barn door
> as
> > the horse disappears over the horizon.
> Wait, Chris. Is this how your possible idea will read, "Technical
> Writers
> use collective bargaining to thwart NASA's plan to implement security
> measures on current employees"? I don't see how somebody in a
> support
> position, like technical writing, can muster enough power to say that
> certain positions must be excluded from security controls.
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