Inspection of the Bureau of Energy Resources

ISP-I-16-06
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    Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should institute a travel and leave plan for front office principal officers to ensure appropriate oversight and direction of the bureau.

    Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Not Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should adjust the size of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary’s supervisory portfolio for improved focus on bureau organizational management and oversight.

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    3
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should comply with Department guidelines for formal reporting by cables or State Messaging and Archive Retrieval Toolset archive record emails on activities and meetings of the Special Envoy and other bureau staff members.

    Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should include all pertinent regional and functional bureaus in its clearance practices, consistent with Department guidelines.

    Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should conduct annual reviews of bureau priorities and objectives and align them with available resources

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    6
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources, in coordination with the Under Secretary for Management and the Bureau of Human Resources, should conduct a comprehensive review of the bureau’s organizational structure and manpower needs and reallocate resources and responsibilities to achieve operational efficiencies.

    Recommendation Number
    7
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should define and publish, according to current work commitments, the responsibilities of each of its employees, in accordance with Department regulations.

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    8
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should establish a policy for use of a common contact database.

    Recommendation Number
    9
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources, in coordination with the Office of the Legal Adviser, should determine if the services provided under contract SAQMMA14F2914 should be terminated.

    Recommendation Number
    10
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should review all bureau magazine and newspaper subscriptions and cancel those that are available from other sources in the Department.

    Recommendation Number
    11
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources, in coordination with the Office of Civil Rights, should facilitate the training and certification of its designated Equal Employment Opportunity counselors.

    Recommendation Number
    12
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources, in coordination with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, should implement a domestic security program that meets Department standards.

    Recommendation Number
    13
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should certify its Bureau Emergency Action Plan and provide a copy of the signed certification page of the plan to the Department’s Office of Emergency Management.

    Recommendation Number
    14
    Closed Implemented

    The Bureau of Energy Resources should bring its records management program, including the retention and storage of electronic and hard-copy files, into compliance with Department standards.