State audit finds problems with disaster agency


Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management may not be ready to recover from a major disaster.

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Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management may not be ready to recover from a major disaster.

The audit describes the Office of Emergency Management as a strained workplace with inconsistent leadership, a lack of communication and teamwork between co-workers and unclear goals. The audit said the agency has three major problems: Employees receive little to no training. The agency has virtually no strategic plan to guide its work. There’s no formal relief and recovery section in the emergency management plan.




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