I've been at my employer for over 4 years, in my chosen field for 36. I'm an HR business partner, and it's a highly political environment...and I tend to back away from the politics more than engage. The organization's main office is north, I'm in a southern based satellite. I have a counterpart in the north, the majority of employees are there and I know she's a busy person with alot of people tugging at her. A situation came up yesterday in my location, and I communicated it to the need-to-know's which did not include her. However, one of the n-t-k's consulted with her on it (from another dept.), she started doing all this research and so forth, and calls me, leaving a 3 min voicemail, apologizing all over the place for "overstepping" and so forth. I responded to her via email, thanking (!) her for her vm and letting her know that things were handled, that there was nothing further for her to do. This has happened before, in different ways, and I had come to the conclusion that this person wasn't someone I could trust, even though she's on my "team."
My question--should I have handled it differently, instead of just emailing her what I did? I'm feeling like she's wanting more than what she has, i.e. overseeing my location and getting me out. She's a peer, but doesn't have nearly the experience I have.
Thanks for any insight you may have.