Staff Authority

Staff authority is in reference to implementation of Risk Management techniques. When an activity needs to be started as part of a Risk Management program it is necessary to look at which person or department will do this activity or have the authority to order someone else to get the activity performed. It can be summarized as limiting the power to give advice to others.

Staff authority limits the person or the department from giving advice to others. To have an effective Risk Management program the Risk Manager needs the staff authority to conduct the managerial-type activities needed to implement the chosen Risk Management strategies.