Pandemic Flu Planning: City Bureaus Aware of National Plans, March 2007   [open pdf - 306KB]

"This report documents work we did at the request of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, to check City officials' knowledge of Federal planning for a pandemic flu. [...]. Our objective was to survey appropriate City of Portland officials to assess the City's overall awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Federal pandemic flu planning process. We limited our survey to four questions suggested by GAO and used by other local government audit offices in order to expedite reporting our results to GAO in a form useful to the agency. To accomplish our objective, we studied a City organization chart and contacted offices of responsible officials to test for awareness of planning needs, and to identify knowledgeable individuals. We conducted 20 telephone interviews of officials to ask them the survey questions. (Two other officials preferred to respond by email.) We documented contacts and completed interviews to the extent possible based on each respondent's knowledge. We conducted, and are reporting on, additional work not requested by the GAO. We reviewed the national plans, initial GAO plans for the national survey, and City policy for emergency management. We also discussed our work with the Multnomah County Auditor's Office, and conducted a follow-up interview with coordinating officials in the Office of Emergency Management to collect additional information about the City's planning and coordination processes."

2007 Portland (Or.). Office of the City Auditor. Audit Services Division
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