More bureaucratic micromanagement at DHHS
A control freak?
First, it was the ill-fated dress code edict. Then it was the rather remarkable comment about the “danger” of government transparency.
And now it’s… Signature-gate!
As of next Monday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Servces will apparently have a new, official three-page policy specifying how Department employees will sign their names on emails.
As you can see by clicking here, we are not making this up.
According to the document obtained by NC Policy Watch, as of April 22, DHHS employees must comply with the “DHHS Email Signature policy.” Among other things, the new policy specifies that employees may only “sign” their names in 11 point, black, arial font, with “No logo, No background, No personalized quote or division slogan, No bold or italics font.”
Moreover, “employees who fail to adhere or implement this policy may be subject to personnel actions and procedures at the division/office/facility director’s discretion and in accordance with the North Carolina State Personnel Act.”
Sure is good to see that the conservatives running state government know how to keep their eyes on the important issues and are really clamping down on runaway bureaucracy.
Next up: Another announcement in which the Secretary tells employees that “the beatings will continue until morale improves.”