HHS site carries emergency info
- By Judi Hasson
- Sep 12, 2001
The Department of Health and Human Services today became one of the first
federal agencies to use its Web site to keep employees informed about security
procedures and other issues in the wake of the terrorist attacks that have
shaken the nation.
At 8 a.m. Sept. 12, the agency's Web site (www.hhs.gov),
posted emergency information about blood donations and details for HHS employees
about getting to work. It detailed heightened security precautions that
have gone into effect.
"All ID badges must be visible at all times," the Web site notice said.
There will be "100% parking permit verification, visual inspection of under-carriage
and packages of all vehicles entering the building."
In a message to employees, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson said HHS guards
also will "hand touch" every ID presented by an employee. He also ordered
employees to keep badges visible at all times.
"I want to assure you that we continue to monitor the situation, and we
will keep you informed through the e-mail system and the HHS Web page,"
The site will be updated at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day.
The Energy Department used its Web site (www.energy.gov) today to tell its workers to monitor radio and television for updates on
whether government was open.