We issued this advisory report to notify the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of an issue that requires its immediate attention. During our audit ofFEMA’s initial response to the 2015 wildfires in Northern California, we observed personnel mishandling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at disaster relief sites. FEMA officials need to take quick action to ensure the protection of PII in future disasters.
Consistent with CDC guidance, most Office of Inspector General employees are currently serving the American people remotely. We are determined to keep interruptions to our operations to a minimum, and we appreciate your patience during this time.
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