The Office of the Inspector General conducted an organizational effectiveness review of Gallatin Fossil Plant (GAF) to identify operational and cultural strengths and risks that could impact GAF’s organizational effectiveness. Our report identified strengths related to (1) organizational alignment, (2) teamwork within departments, and (3) support of first-line supervisors. However, we also identified issues that could pose risks to GAF’s effectiveness and its continued ability to meet its responsibilities. These issues related to (1) ineffective leadership and (2) safety concerns. Specifically, employees expressed concerns about (1) lack of collaboration between departments, (2) perception of inadequate staffing levels, (3) GAF specific training, (4) GAF’s dual unit operator strategy, and (5) equipment. During our evaluation, actions were taken by TVA management to address the identified safety risks.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Agency Reviewed / Investigated:
Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number:
Type of Report:
Inspection / Evaluation
Funds for Better Use:
Number of Recommendations: