December 2022,

Lessons Learned From Assessments of Work Planning and Control at US Department of Energy Sites

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted multiple independent assessments between January 2020 and August 2022 to evaluate the effectiveness of work planning and control (WP&C) programs to ensure the safe conduct of the work activities supporting DOE missions. This report documents lessons learned from these performance-based and programmatic appraisals, with attention to identified trends and significant issues affecting multiple DOE sites. Strengths, weaknesses, best practices, and recommendations are identified with the goal of promoting organizational learning and improving safety performance throughout the DOE complex.