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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:41

Audit Finds 'Unacceptable Weaknesses' in University of Iowa Emergency Plans

(TNS) - The University of Iowa’s emergency preparedness — including its ability to handle bomb threats, health crises and hostage situations — has “unacceptable weaknesses” that expose the campus to “unacceptable risks,” a new audit reports.

The report, completed in October and made public last week, found problems with the UI’s emergency policies and plans, its training protocols, its communication strategies and its incident follow-ups.

“Incident and emergency exercise information is not documented fully, completed timely, distributed appropriately, or reviewed for possible improvements,” the report from the UI Office of Internal Audit determined. “The lack of appropriate distribution of emergency information results in delays for corrective actions.”