Appraisal Process Protocols, Independent Oversight

These Appraisal Process Protocols provide an overview of the general process that applies to all of the functions and activities conducted under the Office of Enterprise Assessments Independent Oversight Program. The protocols describe the principal activities used to evaluate the effectiveness of DOE line management organizations in implementing DOE policy and requirements, and the overall philosophy, approach, scope, and methods to be used when conducting appraisals. The three EA offices that are principally responsible for implementing the Independent Oversight Program – the Office of Safeguards and Security Assessments; the Office of Cyber Assessments; and the Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments – have developed and implemented office-specific procedures and techniques for accomplishing their respective responsibilities that complement the overall processes described in this document. These documents are also available on EA’s web pages.