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October 17, 2017

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Association News

Australasian Annual Conference 20 October in Melbourne

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the inaugural conference of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI), on 20 October in Melbourne. The conference theme is Practical Justice. The program runs from 9 am to 5 pm at the Adina Hotel, followed by the annual dinner at the Metropolitan Hotel. >> Details and Registration

Registration Now Open for the 2018 AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators

The Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc., invites you to join us for a unique opportunity to network and learn with workplace investigators from around the world. In keeping with our mission to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations, we are proud to offer the intensive Training Institute for Workplace Investigators, the gold standard in our industry. This training includes a four-day accredited course followed by a half-day series of assessments, with a certificate for students who pass the tests. >> Read more

Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2018 AWI Annual Conference, October 10-13 in San Francisco, California. Stay tuned for more details.

Headline News

After Recusing Himself from Russia Investigation, Nunes Subpoenaed Firm behind Trump Dossier

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes has signed off on subpoenas to the firm behind the Trump dossier, after he recused himself from the Russia investigation – and without telling Democrats, sources tell CBS News. >> Read more

Twitter Deleted Data Potentially Crucial to Russia Probes

Social-media platform’s strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators. >> Read more 

Related Story

FBI Investigation Sending Shockwaves through 2018 Recruits

As the FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting continues, the shockwaves are already being felt in the 2018 class for several programs. >> Read more

Canadian News

Sask. NDP Investigating Complaints of Sexual Harassment against Former Candidate

The interim leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party spoke to reporters on Thursday about allegations of sexual harassment against a former party candidate. >> Read more

Firefighter Union Claims Two Sudbury City Councillors Are Harassing Fire Chief

Councillors took to social media to humiliate Trevor Bain, union says. >> Read more

Trinity Students Call for Investigation into Allegations Made against Dean of Students Office

Letter sent to Board of Trustees follows vote of no confidence. >> Read more

Features & Analysis

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive. >> Read more

Related Story

Boards Are "Absolutely Accountable" When a CEO Faces Sexual Harassment Claim

Directors conduct risk assessments to see what could potentially harm the organization, and one would be sexual harassment, according to governance experts. >> Read more

Onondaga County Sheriff Shouldn't Investigate One of His Own

It's absurd that the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office is investigating the alleged hit-and-run incident involving one of its own deputies in Tully. >> Read more

Local News

Report Finds Lottery Director Called Women "Criers"

An outside investigation into complaints of a hostile workplace at the Washington State Lottery has found that the agency's director treats female employees differently than their male counterparts, calling them "criers" and excluding them from key discussions.

The report, written by AWI member Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law PLLC, says that Hanson didn't deny the treatment but said he didn't "do it consciously." >> Read more

Allegations of Workplace Harassment against Ft. Myers City Attorney

A law firm hired to investigate reports of work place harassment against Ft. Myers City Attorney Grant Alley delivered its final report to city council. >> Read more

Minnesota Fire Chief Disciplined for Complaint Retaliation

St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler was disciplined for retaliating against a subordinate, according to a written reprimand city officials released this week. >> Read more

In this Issue
  1. Association News
  2. Headline News
  3. Canadian News
  4. Features & Analysis
  5. Local News

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Upcoming Events

October 17, 2017
Silicon Valley Local Circle Meeting

October 20, 2017
AAWI Inaugural Conference

November 9, 2017
Orange County Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar

November 9, 2017
CAWI/AWI Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar

November 9, 2017
CAWI Wine and Cheese Mixer

November 16, 2017
Sacramento Workplace Investigations Basics Seminar

November 16, 2017
Sacramento Local Circle Networking Reception

November 16, 2017
Nashville Local Circle Meeting

January 29, 2018
2018 Institute: Santa Barbara, California

April 30, 2018
2018 Institute: Atlanta, Georgia

July 23, 2018
2018 Institute: Whistler, Canada

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