Ok. I'm a female so I worry about things like this. I'm sure men don't.
Our Historic Preservation Planner took off for a week & half vacation. Technically I'm his overseer not his supervisor. However, when people have a concern with his work or a question on some project he's working on they come to me. Fine, no worries.
Before he left he didn't provide me with an update on any outstanding issues, projects, or concerns. Granted I didn't ask.
Now he's away on vacation and I have been put in the situation of not being able to answer an inquiry on a project of his. I want to send him an e-mail reminder (or I suppose give him instruction) that in the future if he goes away for an extended amount of time, to please give me a head's up on any projects/cases he's working on so that I can be informed should someone have a question while he's out.
So three questions:
1. Is it unrealistic to ask for such notice? To me it seems like common courtesy.
2. Do I send him an e-mail now, while he's out or do I wait until he returns? Or do I speak with him in person?
3. As his "overseer" is this something I should be doing or that his supervisor should be doing?