SGE Participation Opportunity in OSHA Region 2
SGEs: Please see the email chain below. Region 2 is providing a limited number of opportunities for SGEs to review VPP site annual self-evaluation reports. To date, our Region 2 SGEs have filled 11 of the 15 slots available. There are still four (4) slots available. Slots will be assigned first come / first serve. This project will be performed remotely (no travel involved) via WebEx, email, and teleconference. If you'd like to volunteer to perform VPP self-evaluation reviews this year, please respond to Richard Brown via email ( Brown.Richard@dol.gov ) no later than tomorrow, Friday, January 26th.
Thank you for your service as Special Government Employees.
"Subject: Participation Opportunity for Region 2 SGEs
Region 2 SGEs: Similar to the last two years, Region 2 is going to provide a limited number of opportunities for SGEs to review VPP site annual self-evaluation reports. We anticipate having opportunities for approximately 15 SGEs. Slots will be assigned first come / first serve. Reviewing VPP self-evaluations is considered a Qualifying Activity for SGEs (reference information provided below my signature block). SGEs will be vetted by the OSHA National Office and the specific VPP participants before reviewing any self-evaluation reports, following the same procedures we use prior to VPP onsite evaluations. So there is the possibility an SGE may be disqualified from this activity if they have a conflict of interest with the VPP sites among the available pool of VPP self-evaluations. FYI - Last year, we were able to match all 14 SGE volunteers with appropriate assignments. Volunteer SGEs will participate in a one-hour training webinar covering the review process and documentation requirements. SGEs will be given five (5) VPP self-evaluation reports each to review. For each report, the SGE will complete a spreadsheet to document the review and then provide feedback to the VPP sites. Once all of the reviews are completed, we'll have a brief conference call for the SGEs to report their common findings. SGEs will be given 30 days to complete the reviews, so you'll have flexibility on when and where to complete the work. NOTE: SGEs will not be utilized to review self-evaluations from PSM-covered VPP sites or VPP sites in a One-Year Conditional or Two-Year Rate Reduction Plan status. If you'd like to volunteer to perform VPP self-evaluation reviews this year, please respond to me via email no later than FRI 19 JAN 2018. Thank you for your service as Special Government Employees.