The following information is taken word-for-word out of the training manual provided to each of our auditors. It was intended to provide a step-by-step approach for the auditor to follow, down to the last detail. In addition to circulating this material, each auditor also participated in a training session with CalAware staff to make sure that they understood their roles and responsibilities in this project. Auditors were assigned supervisors and were closely monitored throughout the project to assure their adherence to our methodology.
Written Request – Monday, October 15
Oral Request –Tuesday, October 16 (preparation should be completed no later than October 15)
Dates to Remember
October 11 – Deadline to register on our online database (check with your supervisor if you do not get the instructions and link by October 10).
October 15 – All written requests should be mailed (see instructions above).
October 16 – The oral request portion of the audit will be conducted. Try to get to your agencies as early in the day as possible.
October 25 – Deadline for the oral request information (or a determination letter) to be provided by the agency.
October 29 (in deference to the special circumstances facing the departments directly involved in the Southern California fires during the week of October 29, this deadline was extended to November 2)– Deadline for the written request information (or a determination letter) to be provided by the agency.
November 4 – Deadline to upload your completed reports into our online database. If you cannot scan and upload the materials we’ve requested, please mail or fax then as soon after you receive them as possible (see Share Your Results above). Any interviews you’d like to conduct with any of the agencies for a story or otherwise, should be done after November 4.
November 16 – Embargo lifts at 12:01 a.m. You may be contacted by reporters to talk about your experience. If you’d prefer not to be interviewed, please let me know in advance.
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