The Office of the Inspector General conducted a review of Hydro Generation (Hydro) to identify operational and cultural strengths and risks that could impact the organizational effectiveness of Hydro as a whole. Our review was based on the results of our prior evaluations in the five Hydro areas and additional interviews and data analyses conducted in this evaluation. Our report identified strengths within Hydro related to (1) organizational alignment, (2) positive interactions within and outside of Hydro, (3) effective leadership, and (4) positive ethical culture. However, we also identified risks that could impact Hydro’s ability to meet its responsibilities in support of PO’s vision. These were comprised of risks related to (1) lack of effective accountability by management, (2) inadequate staffing, (3) training needs, and (4) other resources, including adequacy of equipment, infrastructure, supplies, and/or workspace conditions. In addition, we requested feedback from personnel in other TVA organizations that have regular interactions with Hydro personnel. Based on feedback that was received, we identified concerns related to reliability, collaboration/coordination of work, and staffing that could have a negative impact on Hydro’s ability to execute PO’s vision.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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