November 27, 2014
The head of Nevada's Personnel Department says concerns about the security of state worker payroll
information on missing CDs have been resolved and dangers an outsider could get that data all but eliminated.
Todd Rich moved to change security rules after a former Department of Information Technology employee said there was no system for tracking the CDs and no rules for either getting them back from agencies or destroying them.
Over the years, Rich said, more than 13,000 of the disks containing payroll information including Social Security numbers have been distributed. Since the issue was raised in June, all but 470 of the CDs have been accounted for.
Under the new rules, the disks no longer contain any personal identification information. Employees are identified only by an assigned number.
Rich said the missing disks most likely were destroyed, but since no rules were in place in the past no one recorded that action.