Influenza Pandemic: Increased Agency Accountability Could Help Protect Federal Employees Serving the Public in the Event of a Pandemic

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 48 pages
Protecting federal workers essential to ensuring the continuity of the country┐s critical operations will involve new challenges in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak. This report discusses: (1) the extent to which agencies have made pandemic plans to protect workers who cannot work remotely and are not first responders; (2) the pandemic plans selected agencies have for certain occupations performing essential functions other than first response; and (3) the opportunities to improve agencies┐ workforce pandemic plans. The author surveyed pandemic coordinators from 24 agencies and selected three case study occupations for review: federal correctional workers, staff disbursing Treasury checks, and air traffic controllers. Illus.
 

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