I came across the below on an internet message board site and thought it worth a post since I got sued for 23 months in Atlanta Federal Court for having posted the 44 pages of the then current Tarbutt 'Security Manual'.

From years of following Tarbutt I can tell you that these AP Directives are considered by those in the stores as 'guidelines' and they are only enforced when someone really screws up.  There are loads of internet videos showing Target AP chasing and wrestling with shoplifters.  

See videos at:  http://targetfiling.blogspot.com/2012/11/target-ap-continues-to-violate-ap.html

If any current or former Target employees have a copy of the current AP Directives you are invited to send them to me and I will publish them.  I did get an offer about a year ago but when I replied mentioning that while I would like to have the offered item but I did not either pay for or sell such info the person never followed up.

Probably it was Tarbutt HQ trying to see if I wanted to 'buy' their supposedly confidential information.  Drop a line if you want to send off a copy for publication.  (computer201@hotmail.com)

Here is are direct links to the 'old' version:  on this blog at http://targetfiling.blogspot.com/search?q=video or a seperate site at:    http://targetapdirectives2006.blogspot.com/

1.) I've never heard of an injury happening on an apprehension. If you get in a situation where you could potentially get injured you're doing it wrong and you are going to get yelled at.

2.) Oh god no! Why would you think this?

3.) Depends on the store/market/risk level. TPS's are traditionally in higher risk stores but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you end up in a store with an APS and TPS team expect to see some shit.

4.) Physical altercation? Like fist fight? Hell no. We as AP aren't there to get in physical altercations. As a TPS you are there to protect the brand and if the situation calls for it intervene but at the end of the day we are just security not law enforcement. Observe and report is the name of the game. Now in apprehensions you will probably end up supporting the apprehension by utilizing Non-Violent intervention/team move.


For additional videos go to:  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=target+shoplifters

Target faces identity crisis


NEW YORK (AP) - Target is having an identity crisis.

The nation's third largest retailer was once high-flying, but now it's struggling to find its place in the minds of American shoppers.

Once known for its cheap chic fashions and home accessories, Target faces competition from trendy chains like H&M. The discounter also hasn't been able to ditch the image that its prices on staples like milk are higher than rivals like Wal-Mart. And it's battling the fallout from a massive data breach that has hurt its reputation.

Meanwhile, Target on Tuesday fired the president of its Canadian operations following some missteps in that country. The ousting comes two weeks after the Minneapolis-based discounter announced it was looking for a new leader after the abrupt departure of its CEO.

Since the economic downturn, Target has battled the perception among tight-fisted shoppers that its prices are too high when compared with rivals. That challenge only increased as Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has pushed its lower prices even more lately.

Target reported its first annual profit decline in its latest fiscal year in five years. Target's first-quarter results, which are slated to be released Wednesday, will offer more insight. And its shares have fallen 10.5 percent this year.

The longer article can be found at:  http://www.aol.com/article/2014/05/20/target-faces-identity-crisis/20889380/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl33%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D478798


  How much is Target paying CEO Gregg Steinhafel to leave?

Short answer: at least $9.3 million for his "voluntary termination" under the company's Officer Deferred Compensation Plan or ODCP. 

"The board of directors has not made a final determination on other compensation-related aspects of Mr. Steinhafel’s departure."

See Biz Journal article on this at:


 Goodby Gregg, go screw up some other company!


Target CEO ousted over breach

Company seeks fresh start after hacker’s attack hurt sales, stock.

By Anne D’Innocenzio Associated Press

   NEW YORKTarget’s massive data breach has now cost the company’s CEO his job.

   Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed the breach, which has hurt its reputation among customers and hammered its business.
Experts say his departure marks the first CEO of a major corporation to resign in the wake of a data breach and underscores how CEOs are now becoming more at risk in an era when such breaches have become common.
The nation’s third-largest retailer said Steinhafel, a 35-year veteran of the company and CEO since 2008, has agreed to step down, effective immediately. He also resigned from the board of directors.
The departure suggests the company is trying to start with a clean slate as it wrestles with the fallout from hackers’ theft of credit and debit card information on tens of millions of customers. The company’s sales, profit and stock price have all suffered since the breach was disclosed.
A company spokeswoman declined to give specifics on when the decision was reached. But in a statement issued Monday, the board said that after extensive discussions with Steinhafel, they both “have decided it is the right time for new leadership at Target.”
The company’s stock fell more than 3 percent Monday.
Target, based in Minneapolis, said Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan has been appointed interim president and CEO. Roxanne S. Austin, a member of Target’s board, has been named as interim non-executive chair of the board. Both will serve in those roles until permanent replacements are named.
“He was the face of the public breach. The company struggled to recover from it,” said Cynthia Larose, chair of the privacy and security practice at the law firm Mintz Levin. “It’s a new era for boards to take a proactive role in understanding what the risks are.”
Steinhafel’s tenure has been tested with many challenges, from a weak economy to a proxy fight. The company, known for its cheap chic clothing and home decor, has seen uneven sales since the recession ended and has battled a perception that its prices aren’t as low as its rivals.
Under Steinhafel’s leadership, the company has won kudos for expanding into fresh groceries and offered a 5 percent discount to customers who use its branded debit and credit cards. In 2009, he successfully defended the company against a proxy fight against activist hedge fund manager William Ackman, who was pushing his own slate of candidates to the board.
But the company recently has been faced with fiercer competition from Amazon.com   and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Recently, difficulties with expansion in Canada, Target’s first foray outside the U.S., has hurt profits. But the breach was the biggest black eye on Steinhafel’s tenure.
“Ultimately, too much rained down on Gregg Steinhafel,” said Brian Sozzi, CEO and chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors. “There was no way he could escape the black vortex of news.”
In March, Target said in it annual report that the breach has spawned dozens of legal actions and said it can’t estimate how big the financial tab will be. It also acknowledged separately that security software picked up on suspicious activity after the cyberattack was launched, but the company decided not to take immediate action because it believed it did not warrant immediate follow-up.
Target’s response since disclosing the breach has included free credit monitoring for affected customers and overhaul of security systems.
Steinhafel’s departure comes two months after the company announced that Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob resigned. Last week, Target named Bob DeRodes, who has 40 years of experience in information technology, as its new chief information officer.
Target said it is continuing its search for a chief information security officer and a chief compliance officer.
Target also said last week that MasterCard Inc. will provide its branded credit and debit cards with a more secure chip-and-PIN technology next year. That will make Target the first major U.S. retailer to have store cards with this technology.
Steinhafel has faced increasing pressure since it was revealed on Dec. 19 that a data breach compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Then on Jan. 10, the company said hackers also stole personal information — including names, phone numbers as well as email and mailing addresses — from as many as 70 million customers.


Retail's Highest and Lowest Paid Employees

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CEO Gregg Steinhafel's total compensation:  $19.7 million.
Sales floor team member:   $8.29 an hour.

How long a crew member would have to work to make CEO annual pay: 2.4 million hours or 1,143 years.

CEO Michael Duke's total compensation:   $18.1 million.

Average sales associate salary:  $8.84 an hour. 

How long a crew member would have to work to make CEO annual pay: 2.1 million hours or 986 years.

CEO Brian Dunn's total compensation:   $7.1 million.

Average sales associate salary:  $9.73 an hour.

How long a crew member would have to work to make CEO annual pay: 730,000 hours or 350 years.