Emergency Preparedness at Selected State Agencies
The State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) is responsible for coordinating emergency management planning efforts in New York State. We audited the planning efforts at selected State agencies and found that the level of emergency management planning varied greatly from agency to agency. Some agencies had dedicated significant resources to their planning efforts and developed comprehensive emergency management plans. However, other agencies had dedicated few or no resources and developed incomplete plans or no plans at all. We also identified inconsistencies and an overall lack of uniformity among the plans that had been developed.
To strengthen emergency management planning practices at State agencies, we recommended that SEMO seek a more active role in the overall planning process. Specifically, we recommended that SEMO be given responsibility for (1) evaluating each agency’s emergency management plan to ensure that it complies with generally accepted standards for such plans and (2) monitoring the agencies to ensure that they develop and maintain adequate emergency management plans.
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