The comments function in Our Workplace is now active. This will change the dynamic of this site, making it truly interactive and, we hope, a forum for two-way communication between our writers and any employee who wants to speak up. We have switched on comments on all stories that appear on the main page as of Jan. 19, and all stories from now on will accept comments.
While we welcome feedback and lively interaction, there are some rules. Comments will be moderated by the editing team at Marketing and Communication (Pat McDonnell, Brandon Stewart and me) in order to prevent any unlawful comments from becoming public.
We pledge, however, to moderate quickly. If you post during working hours, it should appear by the end of the workday. If you post during the weekend or on a holiday, it should appear early in the morning on the following business day.
For a the full scoop on how to comment and what the rules of engagement are, see our Comments Policy.
Of course, you may continue to privately contact Our Workplace writers and columnists via email. For now, try it out! You can post a remembrance in honor of John James, beloved colleague and former state climatologist, for example. You can expound on any other topic.
Our Workplace columnists, in particular, are eagerly awaiting your input. They welcome your comments and promise to answer questions and stay engaged.