The Office of the Inspector General conducted an evaluation of Safety and Performance Improvement (SPI) to identify strengths and risks that could impact SPI's organizational effectiveness. Our evaluation identified strengths within SPI related to (1) organizational alignment, (2) customer focus, (3) management support of employees, (4) employee teamwork and collaboration, and (5) proactive identification of safety risk behaviors. However, we identified issues that, if left unresolved, could increase the risk that SPI will be unable to effectively meet its objective in the future. These issues include (1) mixed messaging on the importance of safety, including the use of Recordable Injury Rate in TVA's Winning Performance Program, placement of the Designated Agency Safety and Health Official within TVA's organizational structure, and frequent movement and reorganization of the safety function and (2) nuclear Safety Consultants reporting structure. However, none of these risks are within the control of SPI, but are dependent on other TVA organizations for resolution.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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