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Protecting Our Employees: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and the Federal Workforce


Member Statements


This hearing examined the preparedness of Federal agencies to protect the Federal workforce and continue their essential functions in the event of a pandemic influenza. In particular, the hearing focused on issues identified by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a report (GAO-09-404) on that subject requested by the Subcommittee. The full report can be accessed online:

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Panel 1

  • The Honorable  Elaine Duke
    Under Secretary for Management
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • The Honorable  W. Craig Vanderwagen
    Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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  • Ms.  Nancy Kichak
    Associate Director, Strategic Human Resource Policy
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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  • Ms.  Bernice Steinhardt
    Director for Strategic Issues
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
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Panel 2