Co-Supervisor Supervises My People!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about co-worker supervising beyond his/her authority:

I am a supervisor in a governmental agency where a group of workers are split between myself and another supervisor. My problem is this: My co-worker (the other supervisor) has a habit of supervising people for whom I am responsible as well as the people he is responsible for. Although this only happens from time to time, it makes me feel inferior. Why can’t this guy mind his own business when it comes to my subordinates? P.S. I really consider this guy a friend and I know that he only means well, but what can I do? Should I just not say or do anything?

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