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News | Dec. 3, 2020

Communicating during a crisis

By DCMA Public Affairs

Employees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the various channels the agency uses for communication outside of the normal work-week processes. These are important tools that have shown effectiveness in the past year during the hurricane evacuations and shutdown.

The Fourth Estate Personnel Accountability and Assessment System, or FEPAAS, is an essential piece of this communication. Employees can update their contact information at any time on the FEPAAS website

In most cases, agency-wide information during unusual circumstances will be posted at This is a public website and does not require common access card login, making it easily accessible from any device with a web connection. Likewise, a short notification will be posted on Facebook linking to the information. DCMA’s Facebook page is at

Finally, employees should talk with their supervisors and teams about how to best communicate during unusual circumstances. A combination of channels — phone, text and web-based — can ensure information is disseminated effectively.