Designated Officials in Emergencies
During an emergency, GSA child care centers should follow local guidance, warnings, or directives issued by the Federal Protective Service or other locally responsible governmental or police organization. This may include an agency's protective group (U.S. Marshals Service, Interior Park Police, Postal Service Police, etc.); the building’s Designated Official (DO) or a town, city or state police agency.
Providers in GSA’s child care facilities must know who their Designated Official (DO) is for their facility. The DO is the highest ranking official of the primary occupant Federal agency. The DO makes Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) activation decisions for the facility.