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Number / Title: 16-008:  Products and Services in support of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and building a Weather-Ready Nation


Capability to generate products in other languages, likely phased approach. . Supports Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)” MDC position: There was general agreement that any solution would need to provide a consistent and sustainable level of service. A solution should also be transferable to other languages. "We may want to focus on converting watches and warnings first then ‘Point and Click’ (basic products) products

Originator: Michelle Hawkins Office:  
Submitter: Fiona Horsfall Office: w/AFS23
SUBMITTER COMMENTS: Please work with team already established for this effort: Lead is Michelle Hawkins.
Analyst: Carlos Diaz Date Entered: 2016-03-25
Primary SPT: Overarching Team Lead: Michelle Hawkins
All Teams Reviewing: LEP Team - Cross agency including all NSPs
Status: Assigned:Soln. Alternatives/Investment Justification Submitter Priority: Moderate

Decision / Status information
Tier   Date Disposition / Status
Tier 1 - Designated Submitter 2016-03-25 Approved
Tier 2 - Service Program Team Review2016-04-20 Approved by SPT
Tier 3 - AFS Director Review 2016-04-24 Approved by AFS, MDC meeting requested.
Tier 3 Notes:  Approved at T3, MDC meeting requested.
Tier 4 - MDC Validation 2016-05-16 Validated by MDC
Tier 4 Notes:  MDC Position: members in attendance validated translating to a second language was a requirement for NWS. Next step, AFS will begin the discussion of options/solutions/risks, etc. with the Portfolio Integration Team. Full MDC notes at:
Exec Council Validation (If Transformational)  

PIC related details
Date Disposition / Status : Initial meeting
2017-02-03 Central Processing to conduct analyses for consideration in FY-18 plans
PIC Notes:
Portfolio/Dev. org and Development Status:  
Date Disposition / Status : Latest meeting (if addressed more than once)
PIC Notes:

Available Documents
Document Type Document Link
Mission Need or Requirement Request 16-008_Request Spanish Language_LEP.docx
Validation Decision Information Document 16-008_Validation Decision Information.docx
Investment Justification
Other-1: Briefing for MDC 16-008_LEP-SpanishLanguageRequirement_MDC_May2016_abridged.pptx
Products Catalog Link (Experimental or approved Operational)