[IPAC-List] SME issue

Deonda Scott deonda.scott at cityoforlando.net
Mon Jun 27 09:46:52 EDT 2011

I agree with you. More than eight SME's considerably increases your chances
for a security leak and makes meetings difficult. Our typical number was
five and at higher levels even fewer. At the Sergeant level we currently
have nine SME's and that's alittle high We anticipate about 150
candidates. I hope this helps.
Best wishes,

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Klus, Thomas M. <
Thomas.Klus at fairfaxcounty.gov> wrote:

> I have an issue that I hope to get some input on from other

> practitioners. To assist in exercise development, pilot testing and

> content validation, our police department supplies Subject Matter

> Experts from the target rank. These SME's are paid for their time, and

> they receive resume credit in their file for their participation. The

> department assigns a committee chair (from the managerial ranks) to

> oversee the SME's, and the chair is allowed a great deal of latitude on

> determining how many SME will participate. That number has been

> growing, and now it appears they would like to have up to 20 SME

> participate in the current process development. While I have raised

> concerns about the efficiency and the potential for security issues

> related to having such a large number of individuals intimately involved

> in exercise development, I am getting considerable push back from the

> department. Our department has approximately 1400 sworn positions,

> and in the current process, 20 SME's represent about 20% of the

> incumbents in the target rank, and it is likely about 30% of the number

> of potential applicants we will have in the process. From nearly any

> perspective, it seems like an extremely excessive number. I am

> advocating we limit the numbers to 6-8, as in my experience, that is

> sufficient. However, since the top officials are more likely to be

> influenced by what other departments do than simple logic and reason, I

> would like to ask, what is your target number of SME's to have involved

> in your promotional processes? Any input would be appreciated.




> Thomas Klus


> Management Analyst III, Employment Div.


> Department of Human Resources


> Fairfax County Government


> 703-324-5808




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Déonda Scott
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