Your relationship with the new employee should be open, confidential, positive and supportive. Discussions between you and the new employee should be confidential. SPA has no interest in knowing the details of any discussions between you and the new employee, and we are not involved in monitoring buddy relationships. We simply ask that you are supportive of the department and your coworkers. We discourage gossip and speculation within a buddy relationship, particularly as many new employees are not in a position to form an opinion on most issues during their early months with us.