To create a threat or a problem in the office, server, process, production, or design, and then gain notoriety, kudos and/or rewards for its reduction.
Office Racketeering: Arguing that several aspects of a safe and sound design will fail if certain conditions exist. Then after tasked with solving the problem, he/she goes on to prove that the problems have been resolved through some redesign that never occurred or re-evaluation, showing the conditions will never materialize. Given the time lag, he/she came up first as someone who found the problems, and later the one who solved them. He/she is nominated employee of the month.
by Cooper from Nob Hill September 29, 2011