Workplace investigations in government agencies are just different. Public sector employees have different rights and expectations and decision makers are faced with significantly different challenges. Issues of confidentiality and records are also regarded and best handled differently by government agencies. Also, many agencies have access to internal investigators either within their agency or from other related agencies.
LSC regularly works with government agencies. While each jurisdiction has unique qualities, rules, and cultures, LSC has an understanding of the ways government investigations differ from public sector investigations. For example, LSC performs introductory information and admonishments differently and according to the agency’s standards. Additionally, verbal debriefs with government clientele tend to be very different, as stakeholders in agency and department settings are typically very specific.
Agencies with access to internal investigators also regularly use LSC. In some cases, internal investigators have repeated investigations into the same or similar matters without satisfactory results. In other cases, internal investigators are talked out of investigating a particular matter due to conflict of interest or not properly trained to conduct a particular type of investigation. Lastly, LSC conducts government investigations when involved human resources and legal counsel believe that a situation is so unique or serious that it is preferable to seek external investigative expertise.
If you think LSC can serve a role within your governmental group, please reach out to us to start a conversation about your needs.