GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Introduction

The U.S. Congress has asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an audit and evaluation agency of the Congress, to review agricultural inspections at U.S. ports of entry. We are conducting this survey to help us more fully understand the work of CBP Agriculture Specialists who do these inspections.

It is important that you respond so that views of Agriculture Specialists from all ports are represented in the results.

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To learn more about completing the survey, printing your responses, and whom to contact if you have questions, _____.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please click on "Next page" below to begin our survey.

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Part 1 - Demographic Information

1. What is your job title at CBP?

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Agriculture Specialist 82.3 78.4, 86.1
  Agriculture Specialist/Canine Handler 5.4 3.4, 8.1
  Supervisory Agriculture Specialist 10.9 7.5, 15.0
  Chief Agriculture Specialist 1.5 0.4, 3.7
  Other - Please specify below. 0.0 0.0, 0.7

If you checked 'Other' in Question 1, please specify your job title.

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2. For which of the following pathways did you conduct agricultural inspections during the past year? (Please check all that apply.)

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1. Not applicable, did not conduct inspections during the past year

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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 96.7 94.0, 98.4
  Checked 3.3 1.6, 6.0

2. Aircraft

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Percentage
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All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 63.3 58.0, 68.5
  Checked 36.7 31.5, 42.0

3. Air Passenger

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 42.3 36.8, 47.9
  Checked 57.7 52.1, 63.2

4. Air Cargo

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 63.5 58.1, 69.0
  Checked 36.5 31.0, 41.9

5. Maritime Ship

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 71.3 66.3, 76.3
  Checked 28.7 23.7, 33.7

6. Maritime Passenger

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 81.1 76.9, 85.3
  Checked 18.9 14.7, 23.1

7. Maritime Cargo

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 72.9 68.0, 77.8
  Checked 27.1 22.2, 32.0

8. Pedestrian

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 82.8 78.8, 86.9
  Checked 17.2 13.1, 21.2

9. Passenger vehicles

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 77.3 73.0, 81.5
  Checked 22.7 18.5, 27.0

10. Truck

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 78.7 74.5, 82.8
  Checked 21.3 17.2, 25.5

11. Bus

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 82.1 78.1, 86.1
  Checked 17.9 13.9, 21.9

12. USPS Mail

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Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 90.0 86.1, 93.1
  Checked 10.0 6.9, 13.9

13. Express Mail

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 84.8 80.3, 88.7
  Checked 15.2 11.3, 19.7

14. Inland Inspection

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 96.2 93.3, 98.0
  Checked 3.8 2.0, 6.7

15. Rail Cargo

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Estimated
Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 88.8 85.1, 91.9
  Checked 11.2 8.1, 14.9

16. Rail Passenger

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 97.1 94.4, 98.7
  Checked 2.9 1.3, 5.6

17. Other - Please specify below.

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 95.0 91.9, 97.2
  Checked 5.0 2.8, 8.1

If you checked 'Other' in Question 2, please specify the other pathway.

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3. Were you employed by USDA as a PPQ Officer prior to March 2003?

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Yes - Please click on Next Page 36.7 31.3, 42.1
  No 63.3 57.9, 68.7

Part 2 - Information From Former USDA PPQ Officers

4. Which of the following inspection activities did you regularly perform as a PPQ Officer prior to being transferred to CBP, and which do you regularly perform now? (Please check all that apply.)

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a. Boarding aircraft

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 57.2 50.7, 63.7
  Checked 42.8 36.3, 49.3

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 80.2 74.9, 85.4
  Checked 19.8 14.6, 25.1

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 96.3 92.9, 98.4
  Checked 3.7 1.6, 7.1

b. Boarding ships

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 73.3 67.6, 79.1
  Checked 26.7 20.9, 32.4

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 84.7 79.3, 89.1
  Checked 15.3 10.9, 20.7

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 90.2 85.8, 93.6
  Checked 9.8 6.4, 14.2

c. Compliance agreements

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 73.5 67.8, 79.2
  Checked 26.5 20.8, 32.2

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 86.2 81.1, 90.3
  Checked 13.8 9.7, 18.9

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 92.0 87.9, 95.0
  Checked 8.0 5.0, 12.1

d. Compliance checks

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 66.9 60.8, 73.0
  Checked 33.1 27.0, 39.2

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 82.1 76.6, 86.8
  Checked 17.9 13.2, 23.4

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 94.6 91.0, 97.1
  Checked 5.4 2.9, 9.0

e. Disinfection

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 62.4 56.1, 68.8
  Checked 37.6 31.2, 43.9

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 77.3 71.9, 82.8
  Checked 22.7 17.2, 28.1

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 95.8 92.6, 97.9
  Checked 4.2 2.1, 7.4

f. Fumigation

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 68.8 62.7, 74.8
  Checked 31.2 25.2, 37.3

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 99.8 98.1,100.0
  Checked 0.2 0.0, 1.9

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 89.1 84.4, 92.7
  Checked 10.9 7.3, 15.6

g. Roving

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 66.6 60.5, 72.7
  Checked 33.4 27.3, 39.5

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 81.2 75.5, 86.1
  Checked 18.8 13.9, 24.5

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 95.3 91.7, 97.7
  Checked 4.7 2.3, 8.3

h. Safeguarding

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 55.8 49.3, 62.3
  Checked 44.2 37.7, 50.7

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 69.0 63.0, 75.0
  Checked 31.0 25.0, 37.0

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 98.9 96.9, 99.8
  Checked 1.1 0.2, 3.1

i. Other - (Please specify below.)

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1. Regularly
performed as a
PPQ Officer

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 83.9 78.5, 88.4
  Checked 16.1 11.6, 21.5

2. Regularly perform
now as a CBP
Agriculture Specialist

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 90.6 86.0, 94.1
  Checked 9.4 5.9, 14.0

3. Have never
performed

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Former USDA PPQ Officers Not Checked 98.8 96.0, 99.8
  Checked 1.2 0.2, 4.0

If you checked 'Other' in Question 4, please specify the inspection activity.

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Part 3 - Your Work at CBP

The questions in this section are about your own work, not that of other specialists you might supervise or the work of other specialists at your port.

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5. Do you believe that you are sufficiently trained to perform your agriculture inspection duties?

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All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Definitely yes 61.2 55.8, 66.6
  Probably yes 29.3 24.3, 34.4
  Uncertain 2.4 1.0, 4.7
  Probably not 3.5 1.7, 6.3
  Definitely not 3.5 1.7, 6.3
  No answer 0.1 0.0, 1.4



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Q01 Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 56.3 50.2, 62.4
  Probably yes 33.2 27.4, 39.0
  Uncertain 3.1 1.3, 6.1
  Probably not 3.3 1.4, 6.4
  Definitely not 4.1 2.0, 7.4
  No answer 0.1 0.0, 1.9
Q01 Canine Handler Definitely yes 60.4 54.1, 66.8
  Probably yes 31.4 26.4, 36.5
  Uncertain 3.0 0.6, 9.0
  Probably not 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Definitely not 3.0 0.6, 9.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 87.4 70.9, 96.5
  Probably yes 7.1 1.0, 21.9
  Uncertain 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  Probably not 5.5 0.5, 19.7
  Definitely not 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



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Q03 Hired after 2003 Definitely yes 51.5 44.6, 58.3
  Probably yes 36.2 29.7, 42.8
  Uncertain 1.8 0.5, 4.5
  Probably not 5.1 2.4, 9.2
  Definitely not 5.3 2.6, 9.5
  No answer 0.1 0.0, 2.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Definitely yes 75.5 66.6, 83.0
  Probably yes 19.1 12.3, 27.5
  Uncertain 4.4 1.3, 10.2
  Probably not 0.6 0.0, 3.6
  Definitely not 0.4 0.0, 3.6
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.9

6. During the past six months about what percentage of your time did you spend on agriculture and non-agriculture CBP duties? (Please enter percentages in boxes. If none, enter 0. Percentage total should be 100.)

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6a. Agriculture inspections:

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Confidence Interval
Question 6 Part A Estimated Average 60.2 56.8, 63.7

6b. Associated activities in support of
      agriculture inspections (e.g., administrative
      work, training, etc.):

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Confidence Interval
Question 6 Part B Estimated Average 27.5 24.4, 30.6

6c. Customs and immigration inspections:

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Confidence Interval
Question 6 Part C Estimated Average 7.1 5.7, 8.5

6d. Associated activities in support of
      customs and immigration inspections
      (e.g., administrative work, training, etc.):

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Question 6 Part D Estimated Average 11.2 8.9, 13.6

6e. Work other than that listed above:

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
Question 6 Part E Estimated Average 5.9 4.3, 7.4

7. How accurately does your submitted timecard reflect your time spent in support of the agriculture mission (e.g., conducting agriculture inspections, training, etc.)?

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very accurately 48.8 43.2, 54.4
  Somewhat accurately 32.0 26.8, 37.1
  Not accurately 9.5 6.5, 13.3
  No answer 9.7 6.7, 13.5

8. Are the following supplies readily available to you? (Please check one in each row.
If you do not use a supply, please select 'Do not use.')


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a. Supplies related to conducting pest interceptions (e.g., collection vials)

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 49.1 43.5, 54.7
  Most of the time 35.0 29.6, 40.4
  Some of the time 12.6 9.0, 16.9
  Never or almost never 1.4 0.5, 3.2
  Do not use 1.9 0.7, 4.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 0.7

b. Supplies related to processing agriculture quarantine material interceptions (QMIs) (e.g., garbage bags)

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 51.3 45.7, 56.8
  Most of the time 32.8 27.5, 38.0
  Some of the time 12.9 9.3, 17.3
  Never or almost never 1.1 0.3, 2.6
  Do not use 2.0 0.8, 4.3
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 0.7

c. Supplies related to conducting agriculture inspections

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 41.3 35.8, 46.8
  Most of the time 40.1 34.6, 45.6
  Some of the time 15.6 11.7, 20.3
  Never or almost never 1.6 0.6, 3.4
  Do not use 1.4 0.4, 3.5
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 0.7

d. Latex gloves and other personal protective equipment

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Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 56.9 51.4, 62.4
  Most of the time 34.0 28.7, 39.3
  Some of the time 6.8 4.3, 10.1
  Never or almost never 1.0 0.1, 3.2
  Do not use 0.9 0.2, 2.8
  No answer 0.4 0.0, 2.1

e. Other supplies - (Please specify below.)

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Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 7.4 4.1, 12.1
  Most of the time 11.3 7.2, 16.6
  Some of the time 14.8 10.0, 20.8
  Never or almost never 9.2 5.3, 14.6
  Do not use 6.7 3.5, 11.6
  No answer 50.6 43.3, 57.8

If you indicated 'Other supplies' in Question 8, please specify here.

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9. Do you have easy access to USDA regulatory manuals during inspections? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. On-line USDA regulatory manuals

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Percentage
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Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 52.1 46.6, 57.7
  Most of the time 30.5 25.3, 35.6
  Some of the time 9.4 6.3, 13.2
  Never or almost never 6.1 3.6, 9.6
  Not applicable 1.4 0.4, 3.5
  No answer 0.5 0.0, 2.4

b. Current (updated) printed USDA regulatory manuals

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 18.5 14.1, 23.0
  Most of the time 14.9 11.0, 19.5
  Some of the time 11.5 7.9, 15.8
  Never or almost never 35.7 30.4, 41.1
  Not applicable 14.3 10.5, 18.8
  No answer 5.1 2.9, 8.3

10. Do you have enough time to look for pests in agriculture materials intercepted from passengers?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 11.4 8.2, 15.2
  Most of the time 31.0 25.9, 36.1
  Some of the time 30.3 25.1, 35.4
  Never or almost never 7.5 4.9, 10.9
  Not applicable 17.5 13.4, 22.4
  No answer 2.3 0.9, 4.8

11. How easy or difficult is it for you to get samples to a pest identifier?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very easy 32.2 27.0, 37.3
  Somewhat easy 33.7 28.4, 39.0
  Neither easy nor difficult 15.7 11.8, 20.3
  Somewhat difficult 10.6 7.4, 14.7
  Very difficult 2.3 1.0, 4.5
  Not applicable 5.0 2.8, 8.2
  No answer 0.6 0.1, 2.3

12. When you send a sample to a pest identifier, about how long does it usually take to get the results? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. Urgent sample

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP One day or less 52.5 46.9, 58.2
  2 to 3 days 23.1 18.3, 27.9
  4 days to 1 week 3.9 2.0, 6.7
  One week to one month 1.3 0.4, 3.3
  More than one month 0.9 0.2, 2.5
  Not applicable 13.7 10.0, 18.1
  No answer 4.5 2.7, 7.0

b. Prompt sample

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP One day or less 7.0 4.2, 10.7
  2 to 3 days 21.8 17.1, 26.6
  4 days to 1 week 20.1 15.5, 24.7
  One week to one month 16.0 12.1, 20.6
  More than one month 9.8 6.8, 13.5
  Not applicable 14.7 10.8, 19.4
  No answer 10.6 7.4, 14.5

c. Non-ugent sample

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP One day or less 2.4 1.0, 5.0
  2 to 3 days 6.4 3.9, 9.8
  4 days to 1 week 12.2 8.6, 16.6
  One week to one month 23.3 18.6, 28.0
  More than one month 41.8 36.2, 47.3
  Not applicable 8.2 5.3, 12.0
  No answer 5.8 3.5, 8.9

Part 3 - Your Work at CBP (Continued)

13. How are the following types of information delivered to you? If you do not receive a type of information on a regular basis, please respond "Do not receive." (Please check all that apply.)

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a. Urgent agriculture alerts

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1. Email
from
CBP

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 14.8 11.1, 19.2
  Checked 85.2 80.8, 88.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 14.8 10.7, 19.7
  Checked 85.2 80.3, 89.3
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 28.7 17.9, 41.7
  Checked 71.3 58.3, 82.1
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 16.6 6.0, 33.6
  Checked 83.4 66.4, 94.0



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 18.5 13.4, 24.5
  Checked 81.5 75.5, 86.6
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 11.9 6.9, 18.8
  Checked 88.1 81.2, 93.1

2. Email
from another agency

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 77.2 72.5, 81.9
  Checked 22.8 18.1, 27.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 79.6 74.7, 84.5
  Checked 20.4 15.5, 25.3
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 76.3 61.8, 87.4
  Checked 23.7 12.6, 38.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 60.5 41.5, 77.4
  Checked 39.5 22.6, 58.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 79.8 74.4, 85.3
  Checked 20.2 14.7, 25.6
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 71.7 63.3, 80.1
  Checked 28.3 19.9, 36.7

3. Muster

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 68.9 63.7, 74.1
  Checked 31.1 25.9, 36.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 70.2 64.5, 75.9
  Checked 29.8 24.1, 35.5
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 70.9 66.3, 75.5
  Checked 29.1 24.5, 33.7
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 64.2 45.5, 80.3
  Checked 35.8 19.7, 54.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 72.2 66.1, 78.4
  Checked 27.8 21.6, 33.9
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 64.0 55.1, 72.8
  Checked 36.0 27.2, 44.9

4. DHS CBP intranet webpage (e.g., SharePoint)

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 89.5 85.3, 92.9
  Checked 10.5 7.1, 14.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 89.5 84.7, 93.1
  Checked 10.5 6.9, 15.3
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 99.0 94.1,100.0
  Checked 1.0 0.0, 5.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 87.6 71.5, 96.5
  Checked 12.4 3.5, 28.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 94.3 89.7, 97.2
  Checked 5.7 2.8, 10.3
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 81.8 73.3, 88.5
  Checked 18.2 11.5, 26.7

5. Other
type of communication

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 95.5 92.5, 97.5
  Checked 4.5 2.5, 7.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 95.9 92.5, 98.1
  Checked 4.1 1.9, 7.5
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 92.0 84.4, 96.6
  Checked 8.0 3.4, 15.6
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 94.6 80.7, 99.5
  Checked 5.4 0.5, 19.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 95.8 91.9, 98.1
  Checked 4.2 1.9, 8.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 95.1 89.7, 98.2
  Checked 4.9 1.8, 10.3

6. Do not receive

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 96.2 93.6, 97.9
  Checked 3.8 2.1, 6.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 96.6 93.7, 98.4
  Checked 3.4 1.6, 6.3
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 95.0 88.3, 98.4
  Checked 5.0 1.6, 11.7
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 94.6 80.7, 99.5
  Checked 5.4 0.5, 19.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 94.7 90.9, 97.3
  Checked 5.3 2.7, 9.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 98.9 95.8, 99.9
  Checked 1.1 0.1, 4.2

b. Pest alerts

(View question)

1. Email
from
CBP

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 16.8 12.8, 20.8
  Checked 83.2 79.2, 87.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 16.2 12.0, 21.1
  Checked 83.8 78.9, 88.0
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 33.7 23.2, 44.2
  Checked 66.3 55.8, 76.8
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 20.9 8.7, 38.6
  Checked 79.1 61.4, 91.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 18.4 13.5, 24.1
  Checked 81.6 75.9, 86.5
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 17.4 11.1, 25.4
  Checked 82.6 74.6, 88.9

2. Email
from another agency

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 74.6 69.8, 79.5
  Checked 25.4 20.5, 30.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 76.8 71.6, 82.0
  Checked 23.2 18.0, 28.4
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 65.3 54.9, 75.6
  Checked 34.7 24.4, 45.1
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 64.0 44.8, 80.4
  Checked 36.0 19.6, 55.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 77.0 71.4, 82.7
  Checked 23.0 17.3, 28.6
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 69.1 60.5, 77.7
  Checked 30.9 22.3, 39.5

3. Muster

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 72.8 67.9, 77.6
  Checked 27.2 22.4, 32.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 73.3 67.9, 78.7
  Checked 26.7 21.3, 32.1
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 76.9 67.0, 85.1
  Checked 23.1 14.9, 33.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 68.5 50.0, 83.5
  Checked 31.5 16.5, 50.0



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 77.3 71.6, 83.0
  Checked 22.7 17.0, 28.4
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 65.7 57.0, 74.4
  Checked 34.3 25.6, 43.0

4. DHS CBP intranet webpage (e.g., SharePoint)

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 90.4 86.3, 93.6
  Checked 9.6 6.4, 13.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 90.2 85.6, 93.7
  Checked 9.8 6.3, 14.4
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 97.0 91.1, 99.4
  Checked 3.0 0.6, 8.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 90.7 75.4, 98.0
  Checked 9.3 2.0, 24.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 94.6 90.2, 97.4
  Checked 5.4 2.6, 9.8
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 83.6 75.3, 90.1
  Checked 16.4 9.9, 24.7

5. Other
type of communication

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 95.7 92.8, 97.7
  Checked 4.3 2.3, 7.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 95.8 92.5, 98.0
  Checked 4.2 2.0, 7.5
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 95.0 88.3, 98.4
  Checked 5.0 1.6, 11.7
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 96.1 82.1, 99.8
  Checked 3.9 0.2, 17.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 95.6 91.8, 97.9
  Checked 4.4 2.1, 8.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 96.2 90.4, 99.0
  Checked 3.8 1.0, 9.6

6. Do not receive

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 95.6 93.0, 97.5
  Checked 4.4 2.5, 7.0



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 96.0 93.0, 98.0
  Checked 4.0 2.0, 7.0
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 94.0 87.0, 97.9
  Checked 6.0 2.1, 13.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 94.6 80.7, 99.5
  Checked 5.4 0.5, 19.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 94.1 90.1, 96.9
  Checked 5.9 3.1, 9.9
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 98.5 95.1, 99.8
  Checked 1.5 0.2, 4.9

c. Regulatory changes

(View question)

1. Email
from
CBP

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 17.5 13.4, 21.6
  Checked 82.5 78.4, 86.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 16.4 12.2, 21.4
  Checked 83.6 78.6, 87.8
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 29.7 19.0, 42.4
  Checked 70.3 57.6, 81.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 27.1 12.9, 45.8
  Checked 72.9 54.2, 87.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 18.8 13.8, 24.6
  Checked 81.2 75.4, 86.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 18.6 12.0, 26.8
  Checked 81.4 73.2, 88.0

2. Email
from another agency

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 65.9 60.5, 71.2
  Checked 34.1 28.8, 39.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 68.7 63.0, 74.4
  Checked 31.3 25.6, 37.0
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 66.3 55.8, 76.8
  Checked 33.7 23.2, 44.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 47.3 29.6, 65.6
  Checked 52.7 34.4, 70.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 67.3 60.9, 73.7
  Checked 32.7 26.3, 39.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 62.9 53.9, 71.9
  Checked 37.1 28.1, 46.1

3. Muster

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 74.2 69.3, 79.1
  Checked 25.8 20.9, 30.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 76.5 71.2, 81.7
  Checked 23.5 18.3, 28.8
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 80.9 71.4, 88.4
  Checked 19.1 11.6, 28.6
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 59.2 40.2, 76.3
  Checked 40.8 23.7, 59.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 76.7 70.9, 82.5
  Checked 23.3 17.5, 29.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 71.6 63.2, 79.9
  Checked 28.4 20.1, 36.8

4. DHS CBP intranet webpage (e.g., SharePoint)

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 94.8 91.5, 97.0
  Checked 5.2 3.0, 8.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 94.6 91.0, 97.1
  Checked 5.4 2.9, 9.0
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 96.0 89.7, 99.0
  Checked 4.0 1.0, 10.3
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 96.1 82.1, 99.8
  Checked 3.9 0.2, 17.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 95.9 92.1, 98.3
  Checked 4.1 1.7, 7.9
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 93.1 86.7, 97.0
  Checked 6.9 3.0, 13.3

5. Other
type of communication

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 97.1 94.7, 98.6
  Checked 2.9 1.4, 5.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 97.1 94.2, 98.8
  Checked 2.9 1.2, 5.8
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 94.0 87.0, 97.9
  Checked 6.0 2.1, 13.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 98.5 84.2, 99.9
  Checked 1.5 0.1, 15.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 97.2 94.4, 98.8
  Checked 2.8 1.2, 5.6
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 96.8 91.7, 99.2
  Checked 3.2 0.8, 8.3

6. Do not receive

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 97.8 95.7, 99.0
  Checked 2.2 1.0, 4.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 98.0 95.6, 99.3
  Checked 2.0 0.7, 4.4
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 98.0 92.6, 99.8
  Checked 2.0 0.2, 7.4
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 96.1 82.1, 99.8
  Checked 3.9 0.2, 17.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 96.9 93.8, 98.8
  Checked 3.1 1.2, 6.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 99.3 96.3,100.0
  Checked 0.7 0.0, 3.7

d. Updated pages for agriculture regulatory manual

(View question)

1. Email
from
CBP

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 30.1 25.0, 35.2
  Checked 69.9 64.8, 75.0



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 26.6 21.2, 32.0
  Checked 73.4 68.0, 78.8
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 38.8 29.1, 48.5
  Checked 61.2 51.5, 70.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 58.4 39.7, 75.5
  Checked 41.6 24.5, 60.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 27.2 21.2, 33.2
  Checked 72.8 66.8, 78.8
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 38.7 29.7, 47.8
  Checked 61.3 52.2, 70.3

2. Email
from another agency

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 66.7 61.5, 71.9
  Checked 33.3 28.1, 38.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 69.7 64.1, 75.3
  Checked 30.3 24.7, 35.9
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 70.3 57.6, 81.0
  Checked 29.7 19.0, 42.4
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 45.5 27.8, 64.0
  Checked 54.5 36.0, 72.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 67.2 60.8, 73.6
  Checked 32.8 26.4, 39.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 65.2 56.5, 73.9
  Checked 34.8 26.1, 43.5

3. Muster

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 89.9 86.1, 93.0
  Checked 10.1 7.0, 13.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 90.7 86.4, 93.9
  Checked 9.3 6.1, 13.6
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 94.0 87.0, 97.9
  Checked 6.0 2.1, 13.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 84.4 67.6, 94.6
  Checked 15.6 5.4, 32.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 90.4 85.4, 94.1
  Checked 9.6 5.9, 14.6
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 89.9 83.1, 94.7
  Checked 10.1 5.3, 16.9

4. DHS CBP intranet webpage (e.g., SharePoint)

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 95.1 91.9, 97.3
  Checked 4.9 2.7, 8.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 95.0 91.4, 97.4
  Checked 5.0 2.6, 8.6
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 97.0 91.1, 99.4
  Checked 3.0 0.6, 8.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 96.1 82.1, 99.8
  Checked 3.9 0.2, 17.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 95.7 91.7, 98.1
  Checked 4.3 1.9, 8.3
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 94.4 88.3, 97.9
  Checked 5.6 2.1, 11.7

5. Other
type of communication

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 95.4 92.4, 97.5
  Checked 4.6 2.5, 7.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 95.0 91.5, 97.4
  Checked 5.0 2.6, 8.5
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 98.0 92.6, 99.8
  Checked 2.0 0.2, 7.4
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 98.5 84.2, 99.9
  Checked 1.5 0.1, 15.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 95.3 91.5, 97.8
  Checked 4.7 2.2, 8.5
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 95.9 90.1, 98.8
  Checked 4.1 1.2, 9.9

6. Do not receive

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Not Checked 93.9 90.8, 96.1
  Checked 6.1 3.9, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 95.2 92.0, 97.4
  Checked 4.8 2.6, 8.0
Q01 Canine Handler Not Checked 86.9 78.3, 93.1
  Checked 13.1 6.9, 21.7
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Not Checked 88.0 70.6, 97.0
  Checked 12.0 3.0, 29.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Not Checked 93.7 89.8, 96.4
  Checked 6.3 3.6, 10.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Not Checked 94.5 89.1, 97.7
  Checked 5.5 2.3, 10.9

14. Is the information delivered to you in a timely manner to be useful? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. Urgent agriculture alerts

(View question)

The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 34.1 28.8, 39.4
  Most of the time 47.0 41.4, 52.5
  Some of the time 15.0 11.2, 19.5
  Never or almost never 2.0 0.8, 4.1
  Do not receive 1.3 0.5, 3.0
  No answer 0.6 0.1, 2.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Always 32.6 26.8, 38.3
  Most of the time 47.4 41.3, 53.6
  Some of the time 16.7 12.2, 22.0
  Never or almost never 1.7 0.5, 4.0
  Do not receive 1.1 0.2, 3.2
  No answer 0.5 0.0, 2.5
Q01 Canine Handler Always 24.3 16.0, 34.5
  Most of the time 39.6 33.2, 45.9
  Some of the time 27.0 15.9, 40.6
  Never or almost never 3.0 0.6, 9.0
  Do not receive 4.1 1.0, 10.4
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Always 47.6 29.2, 66.5
  Most of the time 44.7 26.7, 63.8
  Some of the time 2.1 0.1, 16.7
  Never or almost never 4.0 0.2, 18.4
  Do not receive 1.6 0.1, 16.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Always 34.5 27.9, 41.1
  Most of the time 43.9 37.1, 50.6
  Some of the time 16.4 11.5, 22.3
  Never or almost never 3.0 1.2, 6.2
  Do not receive 1.5 0.4, 3.9
  No answer 0.8 0.1, 3.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Always 33.2 24.5, 41.8
  Most of the time 51.2 41.9, 60.5
  Some of the time 14.1 8.4, 21.7
  Never or almost never 0.4 0.0, 3.6
  Do not receive 0.9 0.1, 4.0
  No answer 0.2 0.0, 3.6

b. Pest alerts

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 33.3 28.0, 38.6
  Most of the time 46.7 41.1, 52.3
  Some of the time 15.6 11.7, 20.1
  Never or almost never 1.7 0.7, 3.5
  Do not receive 1.8 0.7, 3.6
  No answer 1.0 0.2, 2.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Always 33.0 27.2, 38.9
  Most of the time 46.4 40.2, 52.6
  Some of the time 16.5 12.1, 21.8
  Never or almost never 1.3 0.3, 3.4
  Do not receive 1.7 0.5, 4.0
  No answer 1.0 0.2, 3.4
Q01 Canine Handler Always 27.4 18.6, 37.7
  Most of the time 30.4 25.6, 35.3
  Some of the time 33.1 22.3, 43.8
  Never or almost never 4.1 1.0, 10.4
  Do not receive 3.0 0.6, 9.0
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Always 39.6 22.3, 59.1
  Most of the time 49.9 32.2, 67.6
  Some of the time 4.9 0.3, 20.1
  Never or almost never 4.0 0.2, 18.4
  Do not receive 1.6 0.1, 16.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Always 33.1 26.6, 39.7
  Most of the time 43.5 36.7, 50.4
  Some of the time 17.3 12.3, 23.3
  Never or almost never 2.4 0.9, 5.2
  Do not receive 2.2 0.7, 5.1
  No answer 1.5 0.3, 4.4
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Always 34.9 26.1, 43.7
  Most of the time 49.4 40.1, 58.7
  Some of the time 14.0 8.3, 21.5
  Never or almost never 0.6 0.0, 3.6
  Do not receive 1.1 0.1, 4.3
  No answer 0.2 0.0, 3.6

c. Agriculture regulatory changes

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 35.5 30.2, 40.8
  Most of the time 47.9 42.3, 53.4
  Some of the time 15.0 11.2, 19.4
  Never or almost never 1.3 0.4, 3.1
  Do not receive 0.3 0.0, 1.5
  No answer 0.1 0.0, 1.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Always 34.7 28.9, 40.5
  Most of the time 48.3 42.1, 54.4
  Some of the time 15.9 11.6, 21.0
  Never or almost never 0.8 0.1, 2.7
  Do not receive 0.3 0.0, 2.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q01 Canine Handler Always 23.6 15.3, 33.7
  Most of the time 42.0 35.2, 48.8
  Some of the time 30.3 19.5, 43.1
  Never or almost never 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Do not receive 1.0 0.0, 6.0
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 6.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Always 48.7 30.2, 67.5
  Most of the time 40.8 23.4, 60.1
  Some of the time 6.5 0.8, 21.5
  Never or almost never 4.0 0.2, 18.4
  Do not receive 0.0 0.0, 9.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Always 35.7 29.1, 42.3
  Most of the time 45.4 38.6, 52.1
  Some of the time 16.8 12.0, 22.6
  Never or almost never 1.7 0.4, 4.6
  Do not receive 0.4 0.0, 2.1
  No answer 0.1 0.0, 2.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Always 35.9 26.9, 44.8
  Most of the time 50.0 40.6, 59.4
  Some of the time 13.2 7.6, 20.9
  Never or almost never 0.6 0.0, 3.7
  Do not receive 0.3 0.0, 3.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 2.0

d. Updated pages for agriculture regulatory manual

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 36.8 31.5, 42.2
  Most of the time 45.8 40.3, 51.4
  Some of the time 10.1 7.0, 13.9
  Never or almost never 2.8 1.3, 5.1
  Do not receive 3.3 1.8, 5.6
  No answer 1.2 0.3, 3.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Always 37.2 31.3, 43.1
  Most of the time 46.0 39.8, 52.2
  Some of the time 10.8 7.2, 15.3
  Never or almost never 2.4 0.9, 5.0
  Do not receive 2.9 1.3, 5.6
  No answer 0.7 0.1, 2.6
Q01 Canine Handler Always 28.4 19.4, 38.8
  Most of the time 40.2 30.6, 49.7
  Some of the time 16.2 9.3, 25.4
  Never or almost never 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Do not receive 8.1 3.4, 15.7
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Always 38.7 21.6, 58.2
  Most of the time 40.8 23.4, 60.1
  Some of the time 8.1 1.4, 23.6
  Never or almost never 4.0 0.2, 18.4
  Do not receive 4.0 0.2, 18.4
  No answer 4.4 0.2, 20.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Always 39.9 33.2, 46.6
  Most of the time 42.2 35.5, 48.9
  Some of the time 11.2 7.2, 16.3
  Never or almost never 2.0 0.6, 4.7
  Do not receive 3.9 1.8, 7.2
  No answer 0.9 0.1, 3.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Always 32.4 23.7, 41.1
  Most of the time 49.7 40.4, 59.0
  Some of the time 9.9 5.3, 16.4
  Never or almost never 4.1 1.4, 9.0
  Do not receive 2.2 0.5, 6.0
  No answer 1.8 0.2, 6.4

15. How often do you enter the same agriculture data into both USDA and CBP databases because the systems are not compatible?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Always 26.4 21.4, 31.4
  Most of the time 20.6 16.0, 25.1
  Sometimes 23.1 18.4, 27.8
  Almost never 9.4 6.5, 13.1
  Never 12.3 8.8, 16.6
  No answer 8.2 5.4, 11.7

16. Are you a canine handler? (Please click on one of the buttons below. If you answer 'No' then click on the hyperlink to skip over the questions for canine handlers.)

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Yes - Please click on Next Page 5.9 3.8, 8.7
  No 94.1 91.3, 96.2

Part 4 - Questions for Canine Handlers

17. Are the following resources readily available to you? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. Funding for veterinary visits

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 50.8 38.7, 63.0
  Usually 31.5 21.1, 43.5
  Sometimes 8.5 3.8, 16.0
  Never 9.1 1.2, 28.8
  Not applicable 0.0 0.0, 3.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.0

b. Funding for supplies (for example, training aids)

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 21.6 12.6, 33.2
  Usually 24.1 16.0, 33.8
  Sometimes 46.1 33.8, 58.3
  Never 8.2 0.9, 27.8
  Not applicable 0.0 0.0, 3.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.0

c. Funding for kennel space

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 73.4 60.5, 83.9
  Usually 8.7 3.9, 16.2
  Sometimes 5.6 1.9, 12.3
  Never 0.8 0.0, 5.7
  Not applicable 10.7 2.3, 28.1
  No answer 0.8 0.0, 5.7

d. Space for storage of supplies and practice materials

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 39.9 27.8, 52.1
  Usually 30.1 19.5, 42.4
  Sometimes 18.6 11.5, 27.8
  Never 4.7 1.4, 11.0
  Not applicable 6.7 0.3, 28.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.0

e. Refrigerator(s) for perishable training materials

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 74.6 61.8, 84.9
  Usually 17.6 8.1, 31.3
  Sometimes 6.3 2.4, 13.1
  Never 1.6 0.1, 6.5
  Not applicable 0.0 0.0, 3.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.0

f. Other resources - (Please specify below.)

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 2.5 0.2, 10.6
  Usually 7.6 2.3, 17.8
  Sometimes 26.1 11.3, 46.2
  Never 11.4 4.5, 22.6
  Not applicable 6.3 1.6, 16.1
  No answer 46.1 28.5, 64.4

If you indicated 'Other resources' in Question 17, please specify here.

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18. During the past year, in your opinion, did your supervisor have adequate agriculture canine expertise to advise you on any work-related concerns?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Yes 37.1 25.9, 48.2
  No 35.0 26.6, 43.4
  Uncertain 11.3 2.8, 27.9
  No answer 16.6 5.2, 35.9

19. Does CBP management allow you enough time each month to conduct training with your dog?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Always 60.9 48.3, 73.5
  Most of the time 20.3 12.8, 29.7
  Some of the time 5.4 1.9, 12.0
  Never or almost never 0.0 0.0, 3.0
  Not applicable 13.4 2.4, 36.4
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.0

20. During the past year, about how frequently have you been directed to perform duties outside your primary mission as a Canine Handler?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Canine Handlers Every day 7.8 3.3, 15.1
  Several times a week 11.7 6.1, 19.9
  Once a week 14.8 6.0, 28.6
  Two to three times a month 11.0 5.5, 19.0
  Once a month 3.9 1.0, 10.0
  Less than once a month 10.2 4.9, 18.0
  Never or almost never 27.1 16.9, 39.4
  No answer 13.5 2.4, 36.6

Part 5 - Your Views and Opinions About Working at CBP

21. Based on your own experiences, how would you describe the work-related communication between Agriculture Specialists and others listed below? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. Agriculture specialists at other ports

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 8.7 5.8, 12.5
  Good 29.6 24.6, 34.7
  Fair 19.5 15.1, 23.9
  Poor 28.7 23.5, 33.8
  No basis to judge 11.6 8.2, 15.9
  No answer 1.8 0.7, 3.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 8.6 5.5, 12.7
  Good 31.3 25.6, 36.9
  Fair 19.4 14.5, 24.4
  Poor 26.7 21.1, 32.3
  No basis to judge 12.0 8.2, 16.9
  No answer 2.0 0.7, 4.5
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 4.1 1.0, 10.4
  Good 19.3 11.8, 28.9
  Fair 20.3 12.6, 30.0
  Poor 45.2 36.5, 54.0
  No basis to judge 9.1 4.1, 17.0
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 11.1 2.6, 28.2
  Good 21.7 9.0, 40.2
  Fair 16.8 5.6, 35.1
  Poor 37.7 20.5, 57.4
  No basis to judge 12.7 3.2, 30.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 5.4 2.7, 9.5
  Good 28.1 22.1, 34.1
  Fair 21.0 15.4, 26.6
  Poor 32.2 25.6, 38.7
  No basis to judge 12.3 8.0, 17.8
  No answer 1.0 0.2, 3.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 13.7 7.8, 21.6
  Good 32.1 23.4, 40.9
  Fair 16.0 9.7, 24.2
  Poor 23.8 16.2, 32.8
  No basis to judge 11.2 5.9, 18.9
  No answer 3.1 0.7, 8.4

b. CBP Officers at your port

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 14.6 10.9, 19.1
  Good 37.2 31.9, 42.6
  Fair 36.3 30.8, 41.7
  Poor 11.4 8.0, 15.5
  No basis to judge 0.5 0.0, 2.1
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 0.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 14.6 10.5, 19.5
  Good 36.0 30.2, 41.9
  Fair 35.8 29.8, 41.8
  Poor 13.1 9.1, 18.0
  No basis to judge 0.5 0.0, 2.5
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Good 40.6 34.1, 47.1
  Fair 41.2 31.8, 50.6
  Poor 12.2 6.3, 20.7
  No basis to judge 1.0 0.0, 6.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 22.5 9.4, 41.3
  Good 45.2 27.0, 64.4
  Fair 32.3 16.6, 51.6
  Poor 0.0 0.0, 9.2
  No basis to judge 0.0 0.0, 9.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 14.3 9.8, 19.8
  Good 34.0 27.6, 40.4
  Fair 38.8 32.0, 45.6
  Poor 12.2 8.0, 17.5
  No basis to judge 0.8 0.1, 3.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 16.7 10.3, 25.0
  Good 42.6 33.4, 51.8
  Fair 29.9 21.4, 38.5
  Poor 10.6 5.5, 18.1
  No basis to judge 0.1 0.0, 3.6
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 2.0

c. CBP supervisors

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 15.0 11.2, 19.5
  Good 31.7 26.5, 36.8
  Fair 34.6 29.2, 40.0
  Poor 17.7 13.5, 21.9
  No basis to judge 1.0 0.2, 2.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 0.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 15.8 11.5, 21.0
  Good 29.5 23.9, 35.0
  Fair 35.9 29.8, 41.9
  Poor 17.8 13.3, 23.1
  No basis to judge 1.0 0.2, 3.3
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 7.2 2.8, 14.6
  Good 22.5 14.4, 32.6
  Fair 30.7 25.8, 35.7
  Poor 36.5 26.2, 46.7
  No basis to judge 3.1 0.6, 9.1
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.3
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 18.5 6.6, 37.2
  Good 50.0 32.5, 67.5
  Fair 21.7 9.2, 39.8
  Poor 9.8 2.1, 25.9
  No basis to judge 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 13.9 9.4, 19.4
  Good 32.0 25.6, 38.4
  Fair 35.6 28.8, 42.3
  Poor 17.1 12.4, 22.7
  No basis to judge 1.5 0.3, 4.3
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 18.2 11.3, 26.9
  Good 31.3 22.8, 39.8
  Fair 30.8 22.3, 39.4
  Poor 19.6 12.6, 28.3
  No basis to judge 0.2 0.0, 3.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 2.0

d. CBP chief

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 10.0 6.9, 13.9
  Good 27.2 22.3, 32.2
  Fair 29.1 23.9, 34.2
  Poor 26.4 21.4, 31.4
  No basis to judge 4.9 2.9, 7.6
  No answer 2.4 1.0, 4.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 8.9 5.8, 13.0
  Good 27.3 21.8, 32.8
  Fair 29.6 23.9, 35.4
  Poor 27.0 21.4, 32.6
  No basis to judge 4.6 2.4, 7.7
  No answer 2.7 1.0, 5.6
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 3.1 0.6, 9.1
  Good 21.5 13.5, 31.4
  Fair 22.5 14.4, 32.6
  Poor 44.7 35.7, 53.6
  No basis to judge 6.1 2.2, 13.3
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 21.4 8.6, 40.2
  Good 31.6 15.9, 51.1
  Fair 25.0 10.9, 44.4
  Poor 15.9 5.3, 33.5
  No basis to judge 6.1 0.7, 21.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 8.3 5.0, 12.8
  Good 29.9 23.5, 36.3
  Fair 31.5 25.0, 37.9
  Poor 23.6 17.8, 29.5
  No basis to judge 5.9 3.2, 9.7
  No answer 0.9 0.1, 3.5
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 12.6 6.9, 20.6
  Good 23.9 16.5, 32.7
  Fair 23.5 15.8, 32.8
  Poor 32.2 23.4, 41.0
  No basis to judge 2.9 0.8, 7.0
  No answer 4.9 1.7, 10.7

e. Port and Assistant Port Directors

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 6.6 4.3, 9.7
  Good 22.8 18.1, 27.5
  Fair 23.6 18.8, 28.3
  Poor 33.8 28.5, 39.2
  No basis to judge 9.6 6.5, 13.5
  No answer 3.6 1.8, 6.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 6.5 3.9, 10.0
  Good 21.5 16.5, 26.6
  Fair 24.1 18.8, 29.4
  Poor 33.8 27.9, 39.8
  No basis to judge 10.8 7.2, 15.4
  No answer 3.2 1.4, 6.3
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 2.1 0.2, 7.6
  Good 13.5 7.1, 22.3
  Fair 20.7 12.8, 30.6
  Poor 55.5 48.2, 62.8
  No basis to judge 7.2 2.8, 14.7
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 6.1
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 9.0 1.8, 24.5
  Good 34.7 18.5, 53.9
  Fair 20.0 7.8, 38.5
  Poor 28.4 13.7, 47.5
  No basis to judge 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  No answer 7.9 1.2, 23.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 5.1 2.7, 8.5
  Good 22.5 16.7, 28.2
  Fair 28.2 21.9, 34.4
  Poor 32.5 25.9, 39.0
  No basis to judge 10.7 6.8, 15.9
  No answer 1.1 0.2, 3.6
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 9.0 4.6, 15.6
  Good 23.8 16.2, 32.7
  Fair 14.8 8.8, 22.7
  Poor 37.4 28.4, 46.4
  No basis to judge 7.0 3.0, 13.5
  No answer 8.0 3.5, 15.1

f. USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 11.0 7.7, 15.1
  Good 32.7 27.4, 38.0
  Fair 28.5 23.4, 33.5
  Poor 21.8 17.1, 26.4
  No basis to judge 5.8 3.6, 8.8
  No answer 0.2 0.0, 1.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 10.2 6.8, 14.6
  Good 34.6 28.6, 40.5
  Fair 27.6 22.1, 33.2
  Poor 21.5 16.3, 26.7
  No basis to judge 5.9 3.4, 9.6
  No answer 0.1 0.0, 2.0
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 6.1 2.2, 13.1
  Good 16.2 9.3, 25.4
  Fair 25.4 16.8, 35.6
  Poor 37.1 27.1, 47.2
  No basis to judge 13.2 7.0, 21.9
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 18.5 6.6, 37.2
  Good 29.1 14.5, 47.8
  Fair 33.8 17.8, 53.1
  Poor 18.1 6.5, 36.5
  No basis to judge 0.5 0.1, 16.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 4.7 2.5, 8.0
  Good 34.4 27.8, 41.0
  Fair 31.9 25.5, 38.4
  Poor 22.0 16.2, 27.8
  No basis to judge 6.9 3.9, 11.0
  No answer 0.2 0.0, 2.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 21.9 14.5, 31.0
  Good 29.6 21.1, 38.2
  Fair 21.3 14.2, 29.9
  Poor 23.1 15.6, 32.0
  No basis to judge 3.8 1.3, 8.4
  No answer 0.3 0.0, 3.6

g. USDA Veterinary Services

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 11.7 8.3, 15.9
  Good 32.3 27.1, 37.5
  Fair 26.1 21.1, 31.0
  Poor 15.6 11.7, 20.2
  No basis to judge 11.9 8.6, 16.0
  No answer 2.4 1.0, 4.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 11.3 7.6, 15.9
  Good 32.6 26.9, 38.3
  Fair 25.3 19.9, 30.7
  Poor 15.5 11.1, 20.7
  No basis to judge 12.9 9.0, 17.7
  No answer 2.5 0.9, 5.4
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Good 18.3 10.9, 27.7
  Fair 20.3 12.6, 30.0
  Poor 33.1 22.3, 43.8
  No basis to judge 18.3 10.9, 27.7
  No answer 5.1 1.6, 11.8
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 17.3 6.3, 34.7
  Good 35.1 18.8, 54.3
  Fair 32.2 16.5, 51.7
  Poor 14.9 4.9, 31.9
  No basis to judge 0.5 0.1, 16.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 8.4 5.1, 12.8
  Good 36.4 29.8, 43.0
  Fair 24.2 18.2, 30.1
  Poor 14.6 10.0, 20.3
  No basis to judge 13.8 9.4, 19.3
  No answer 2.7 0.9, 6.0
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 17.4 10.7, 26.0
  Good 24.6 17.2, 33.3
  Fair 29.6 21.0, 38.1
  Poor 18.6 11.7, 27.4
  No basis to judge 8.1 3.9, 14.4
  No answer 1.7 0.2, 6.1

h. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 4.5 2.5, 7.4
  Good 18.0 13.7, 22.2
  Fair 22.6 17.8, 27.3
  Poor 20.9 16.3, 25.5
  No basis to judge 30.3 25.1, 35.4
  No answer 3.8 2.0, 6.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 4.0 2.0, 7.0
  Good 19.2 14.5, 24.0
  Fair 22.1 16.9, 27.3
  Poor 21.4 16.2, 26.6
  No basis to judge 29.3 23.5, 35.0
  No answer 4.1 2.0, 7.3
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 3.0 0.6, 9.0
  Good 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Fair 11.2 5.5, 19.5
  Poor 25.4 16.8, 35.6
  No basis to judge 48.3 40.0, 56.6
  No answer 7.1 2.8, 14.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 8.7 1.3, 26.2
  Good 19.0 7.0, 37.5
  Fair 29.9 14.8, 49.0
  Poor 16.9 6.0, 34.3
  No basis to judge 25.6 11.9, 44.1
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 4.2 2.0, 7.8
  Good 20.8 15.2, 26.3
  Fair 20.8 15.1, 26.4
  Poor 22.7 16.9, 28.5
  No basis to judge 27.7 21.5, 33.9
  No answer 3.9 1.7, 7.4
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 4.7 1.5, 10.8
  Good 14.3 8.5, 22.1
  Fair 24.9 17.1, 34.2
  Poor 17.8 11.1, 26.3
  No basis to judge 34.7 25.8, 43.6
  No answer 3.6 1.1, 8.4

i. USDA meat inspectors

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 2.9 1.2, 5.7
  Good 8.9 6.0, 12.7
  Fair 9.9 6.8, 13.8
  Poor 13.7 10.0, 18.2
  No basis to judge 58.1 52.5, 63.6
  No answer 6.5 4.0, 9.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 2.7 1.0, 5.8
  Good 9.8 6.5, 14.1
  Fair 10.1 6.7, 14.5
  Poor 13.3 9.2, 18.3
  No basis to judge 57.5 51.3, 63.6
  No answer 6.5 3.9, 10.3
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Good 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Fair 5.1 1.6, 11.9
  Poor 17.4 10.2, 26.9
  No basis to judge 65.2 59.5, 70.8
  No answer 8.2 3.5, 15.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 4.3 0.2, 20.3
  Good 5.9 0.7, 20.3
  Fair 9.8 2.1, 25.9
  Poor 18.1 6.5, 36.5
  No basis to judge 57.5 38.5, 75.1
  No answer 4.3 0.2, 20.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 1.6 0.4, 4.3
  Good 12.5 8.2, 17.9
  Fair 10.4 6.5, 15.6
  Poor 14.7 10.1, 20.5
  No basis to judge 56.5 49.6, 63.3
  No answer 4.3 2.1, 7.7
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Good 3.0 0.9, 7.2
  Fair 8.3 4.0, 14.8
  Poor 12.7 7.0, 20.6
  No basis to judge 60.8 51.7, 69.9
  No answer 10.1 5.2, 17.4

j. Fish and Wildlife Service

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 20.3 15.8, 24.8
  Good 37.9 32.4, 43.3
  Fair 23.0 18.3, 27.8
  Poor 10.3 7.1, 14.3
  No basis to judge 7.1 4.5, 10.6
  No answer 1.4 0.4, 3.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 20.6 15.5, 25.6
  Good 37.3 31.3, 43.3
  Fair 22.5 17.3, 27.6
  Poor 10.3 6.8, 14.8
  No basis to judge 7.8 4.8, 11.9
  No answer 1.5 0.4, 4.1
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 17.2 10.1, 26.6
  Good 34.5 29.0, 40.0
  Fair 29.0 18.1, 42.0
  Poor 10.1 4.8, 18.3
  No basis to judge 8.1 3.4, 15.7
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 6.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 22.3 9.3, 41.2
  Good 41.7 23.6, 61.6
  Fair 26.8 12.0, 46.7
  Poor 9.2 1.7, 25.8
  No basis to judge 0.0 0.0, 9.5
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 20.9 15.2, 26.6
  Good 39.4 32.6, 46.1
  Fair 21.3 15.8, 26.9
  Poor 10.5 6.6, 15.8
  No basis to judge 6.5 3.5, 10.8
  No answer 1.3 0.2, 4.3
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 21.0 13.9, 29.6
  Good 34.6 25.7, 43.6
  Fair 26.2 18.2, 35.7
  Poor 8.8 4.3, 15.6
  No basis to judge 8.1 3.8, 14.7
  No answer 1.4 0.1, 5.7

k. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 7.0 4.4, 10.5
  Good 16.3 12.3, 21.0
  Fair 20.2 15.7, 24.8
  Poor 15.7 11.7, 20.3
  No basis to judge 34.9 29.7, 40.2
  No answer 5.9 3.4, 9.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 6.4 3.7, 10.3
  Good 15.6 11.3, 20.8
  Fair 20.5 15.4, 25.5
  Poor 15.9 11.5, 21.2
  No basis to judge 35.4 29.5, 41.3
  No answer 6.2 3.4, 10.0
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Good 12.2 6.3, 20.7
  Fair 12.2 6.3, 20.7
  Poor 32.0 21.4, 44.2
  No basis to judge 35.5 29.8, 41.2
  No answer 3.0 0.6, 9.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 11.8 3.1, 28.1
  Good 26.3 12.0, 45.7
  Fair 20.5 8.2, 38.8
  Poor 8.3 1.3, 25.1
  No basis to judge 28.8 14.2, 47.4
  No answer 4.3 0.2, 20.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 7.8 4.5, 12.5
  Good 17.1 12.1, 23.2
  Fair 18.1 13.0, 24.2
  Poor 16.3 11.5, 22.2
  No basis to judge 37.1 30.6, 43.7
  No answer 3.5 1.4, 7.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 6.5 2.7, 12.9
  Good 15.6 9.4, 23.7
  Fair 23.4 15.9, 32.5
  Poor 14.5 8.4, 22.8
  No basis to judge 30.2 21.8, 38.6
  No answer 9.7 4.7, 17.3

l. Food and Drug Administration

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 6.0 3.6, 9.3
  Good 16.0 12.2, 19.7
  Fair 22.7 18.0, 27.5
  Poor 22.1 17.4, 26.8
  No basis to judge 28.8 23.7, 33.9
  No answer 4.5 2.4, 7.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 6.1 3.5, 9.9
  Good 16.0 11.9, 20.8
  Fair 22.8 17.5, 28.1
  Poor 21.1 15.9, 26.4
  No basis to judge 29.0 23.3, 34.7
  No answer 5.0 2.6, 8.7
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Good 12.2 6.3, 20.7
  Fair 23.9 12.7, 38.6
  Poor 22.3 14.3, 32.3
  No basis to judge 35.5 29.8, 41.2
  No answer 4.1 1.0, 10.4
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 11.8 3.1, 28.1
  Good 16.2 5.6, 33.5
  Fair 19.6 7.7, 37.8
  Poor 31.4 16.1, 50.4
  No basis to judge 20.9 8.2, 39.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 6.4 3.4, 10.8
  Good 18.3 13.6, 23.8
  Fair 22.9 17.0, 28.8
  Poor 22.8 16.8, 28.7
  No basis to judge 27.2 21.0, 33.4
  No answer 2.4 0.7, 5.8
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 6.9 3.0, 13.2
  Good 11.5 6.5, 18.5
  Fair 21.5 14.2, 30.4
  Poor 22.2 14.9, 31.1
  No basis to judge 30.1 21.5, 38.6
  No answer 7.7 3.4, 14.7

m. Public Health Service

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 1.9 0.7, 3.9
  Good 11.4 8.0, 15.5
  Fair 14.7 10.8, 19.3
  Poor 14.5 10.8, 18.9
  No basis to judge 51.7 46.1, 57.4
  No answer 5.8 3.4, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 1.3 0.3, 3.4
  Good 11.0 7.4, 15.7
  Fair 13.4 9.3, 18.5
  Poor 13.6 9.6, 18.5
  No basis to judge 54.0 47.7, 60.2
  No answer 6.6 3.8, 10.6
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Good 11.3 5.6, 19.7
  Fair 9.2 4.1, 17.2
  Poor 18.4 11.0, 28.0
  No basis to judge 54.9 47.6, 62.2
  No answer 4.1 1.0, 10.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 5.9 0.7, 20.3
  Good 12.6 3.1, 30.8
  Fair 25.5 11.7, 44.2
  Poor 22.0 9.0, 40.8
  No basis to judge 34.0 18.2, 52.8
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 1.3 0.3, 3.6
  Good 12.3 8.0, 17.8
  Fair 11.8 7.6, 17.3
  Poor 15.9 11.1, 21.7
  No basis to judge 54.4 47.5, 61.3
  No answer 4.3 1.9, 8.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 2.8 0.5, 8.0
  Good 9.4 4.8, 16.2
  Fair 19.0 12.0, 27.8
  Poor 12.7 7.3, 19.9
  No basis to judge 48.0 38.7, 57.2
  No answer 8.2 3.7, 15.2

n. State Departments of Agriculture

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 2.9 1.4, 5.4
  Good 13.5 9.9, 17.7
  Fair 14.0 10.2, 18.5
  Poor 19.5 15.0, 24.1
  No basis to judge 45.5 39.8, 51.1
  No answer 4.6 2.5, 7.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 2.6 1.0, 5.2
  Good 12.0 8.3, 16.5
  Fair 13.0 9.0, 17.9
  Poor 19.8 14.7, 24.9
  No basis to judge 46.8 40.6, 53.1
  No answer 5.8 3.2, 9.6
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Good 7.1 2.8, 14.5
  Fair 9.1 4.1, 17.0
  Poor 21.3 13.4, 31.1
  No basis to judge 57.4 50.6, 64.2
  No answer 3.0 0.6, 9.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 6.2 0.7, 21.1
  Good 27.1 12.5, 46.5
  Fair 22.7 9.7, 41.2
  Poor 18.9 6.8, 37.9
  No basis to judge 25.2 11.2, 44.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 9.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 2.1 0.7, 4.8
  Good 11.0 7.2, 15.8
  Fair 13.1 8.7, 18.7
  Poor 19.0 13.7, 25.2
  No basis to judge 50.4 43.5, 57.4
  No answer 4.4 1.9, 8.4
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 4.4 1.3, 10.2
  Good 17.8 11.1, 26.4
  Fair 15.2 9.1, 23.2
  Poor 20.4 13.1, 29.4
  No basis to judge 36.0 27.1, 45.0
  No answer 6.2 2.4, 12.5

o. Other - (Please specify below.)

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Excellent 0.9 0.1, 3.5
  Good 0.1 0.0, 3.0
  Fair 3.8 1.3, 8.5
  Poor 6.7 3.2, 12.1
  No basis to judge 14.3 8.9, 21.3
  No answer 74.2 67.0, 81.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Excellent 0.4 0.0, 4.1
  Good 0.0 0.0, 2.2
  Fair 3.9 1.2, 9.4
  Poor 7.1 3.2, 13.4
  No basis to judge 15.8 9.7, 23.7
  No answer 72.7 64.7, 80.7
Q01 Canine Handler Excellent 2.2 0.1, 13.8
  Good 2.2 0.1, 13.8
  Fair 0.0 0.0, 7.6
  Poor 8.8 2.1, 22.5
  No basis to judge 8.8 2.1, 22.5
  No answer 78.1 61.7, 89.8
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Excellent 4.5 0.2, 41.3
  Good 0.0 0.0, 23.8
  Fair 4.5 0.2, 41.3
  Poor 0.0 0.0, 23.8
  No basis to judge 0.0 0.0, 23.8
  No answer 91.0 58.7, 99.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Excellent 1.2 0.1, 4.8
  Good 0.2 0.0, 4.1
  Fair 2.8 0.5, 8.7
  Poor 7.0 2.9, 13.9
  No basis to judge 13.9 7.8, 22.1
  No answer 74.9 65.5, 82.9
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Excellent 0.0 0.0, 5.4
  Good 0.4 0.0, 9.9
  Fair 6.1 1.2, 17.4
  Poor 4.4 0.4, 16.2
  No basis to judge 14.8 5.3, 30.2
  No answer 74.3 58.0, 86.8

If you indicated 'Other' in Question 21, please specify here.

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22. In your experience, does your port currently have enough Agriculture Specialists to carry out agriculture duties?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Definitely yes 7.1 4.6, 10.3
  Probably yes 14.3 10.7, 18.6
  Uncertain 7.4 4.7, 10.9
  Probably not 20.8 16.2, 25.4
  Definitely not 50.0 44.4, 55.6
  No answer 0.4 0.0, 2.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 8.1 5.2, 11.9
  Probably yes 14.6 10.6, 19.5
  Uncertain 8.1 4.9, 12.2
  Probably not 21.6 16.4, 26.8
  Definitely not 47.2 40.9, 53.4
  No answer 0.5 0.0, 2.5
Q01 Canine Handler Definitely yes 5.0 1.6, 11.7
  Probably yes 15.1 8.5, 24.0
  Uncertain 7.0 2.7, 14.3
  Probably not 27.7 16.8, 40.9
  Definitely not 45.2 38.0, 52.3
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  Probably yes 9.8 2.1, 25.9
  Uncertain 1.6 0.1, 16.2
  Probably not 9.1 1.9, 24.7
  Definitely not 79.5 61.6, 91.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Definitely yes 8.2 5.0, 12.5
  Probably yes 15.7 11.0, 21.3
  Uncertain 5.9 3.1, 10.0
  Probably not 19.1 13.8, 25.3
  Definitely not 50.5 43.7, 57.4
  No answer 0.7 0.0, 3.3
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Definitely yes 4.8 1.8, 10.3
  Probably yes 11.5 6.4, 18.6
  Uncertain 9.8 4.9, 17.1
  Probably not 22.5 15.2, 31.4
  Definitely not 51.4 42.1, 60.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.9

23. How prepared do you feel you are for your duties as an Agriculture Specialist?

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very well prepared 61.6 56.2, 67.0
  Somewhat prepared 29.8 24.8, 34.9
  Neither prepared nor unprepared 3.2 1.6, 5.6
  Somewhat unprepared 4.3 2.2, 7.4
  Very unprepared 1.1 0.2, 3.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 0.7



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very well prepared 61.2 55.2, 67.3
  Somewhat prepared 30.3 24.6, 36.0
  Neither prepared nor unprepared 3.1 1.4, 5.9
  Somewhat unprepared 4.2 2.0, 7.8
  Very unprepared 1.1 0.2, 3.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q01 Canine Handler Very well prepared 47.8 39.5, 56.1
  Somewhat prepared 45.2 38.0, 52.3
  Neither prepared nor unprepared 1.0 0.0, 5.9
  Somewhat unprepared 5.0 1.6, 11.7
  Very unprepared 1.0 0.0, 5.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very well prepared 69.5 50.7, 84.6
  Somewhat prepared 21.7 9.2, 39.8
  Neither prepared nor unprepared 4.3 0.2, 20.3
  Somewhat unprepared 3.9 0.2, 18.2
  Very unprepared 0.5 0.1, 16.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very well prepared 56.1 49.3, 63.0
  Somewhat prepared 33.6 27.0, 40.1
  Neither prepared nor unprepared 4.6 2.2, 8.3
  Somewhat unprepared 5.0 2.3, 9.2
  Very unprepared 0.8 0.1, 3.6
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very well prepared 71.3 63.3, 79.4
  Somewhat prepared 23.7 16.6, 32.1
  Neither prepared nor unprepared 0.6 0.0, 3.6
  Somewhat unprepared 2.9 0.7, 8.0
  Very unprepared 1.4 0.1, 6.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.9

24. In general, do you feel that the work of a CBP Agriculture Specialist is respected by CBP Officers and Management? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. CBP Officers

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Definitely yes 7.6 4.9, 11.2
  Probably yes 19.6 15.3, 23.9
  Uncertain 16.8 12.8, 21.5
  Probably not 27.9 22.9, 33.0
  Definitely not 27.6 22.5, 32.6
  No answer 0.5 0.0, 2.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 7.7 4.7, 11.6
  Probably yes 18.8 14.1, 23.5
  Uncertain 15.6 11.3, 20.7
  Probably not 27.9 22.2, 33.5
  Definitely not 30.1 24.3, 35.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q01 Canine Handler Definitely yes 4.0 1.0, 10.3
  Probably yes 15.1 8.5, 24.0
  Uncertain 24.7 13.6, 38.9
  Probably not 28.1 19.2, 38.5
  Definitely not 27.1 18.4, 37.4
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 5.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 12.6 3.1, 30.8
  Probably yes 26.5 12.6, 45.1
  Uncertain 20.4 8.0, 39.1
  Probably not 25.1 11.5, 43.6
  Definitely not 11.4 2.9, 27.6
  No answer 3.9 0.2, 18.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Definitely yes 7.0 3.9, 11.5
  Probably yes 19.9 14.5, 25.3
  Uncertain 15.1 10.5, 20.7
  Probably not 29.3 22.9, 35.7
  Definitely not 28.7 22.4, 35.0
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Definitely yes 9.7 4.9, 16.7
  Probably yes 19.5 12.7, 27.9
  Uncertain 19.0 12.1, 27.8
  Probably not 24.2 16.7, 33.1
  Definitely not 26.2 18.3, 35.4
  No answer 1.3 0.1, 5.5

b. CBP Management

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Definitely yes 5.5 3.3, 8.6
  Probably yes 14.7 11.2, 18.9
  Uncertain 15.4 11.5, 20.0
  Probably not 20.6 16.0, 25.1
  Definitely not 43.3 37.7, 48.8
  No answer 0.5 0.0, 2.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 5.9 3.3, 9.5
  Probably yes 13.4 9.6, 17.9
  Uncertain 16.3 11.9, 21.5
  Probably not 20.0 14.9, 25.0
  Definitely not 44.5 38.3, 50.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q01 Canine Handler Definitely yes 2.0 0.2, 7.4
  Probably yes 12.0 6.2, 20.5
  Uncertain 10.0 4.8, 18.1
  Probably not 18.1 10.8, 27.5
  Definitely not 56.8 50.0, 63.7
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 5.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Definitely yes 3.9 0.2, 18.2
  Probably yes 24.8 11.3, 43.2
  Uncertain 14.2 4.2, 31.9
  Probably not 24.4 10.6, 43.4
  Definitely not 28.8 13.9, 48.0
  No answer 3.9 0.2, 18.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Definitely yes 3.9 1.7, 7.4
  Probably yes 15.9 11.3, 21.5
  Uncertain 18.3 13.2, 24.4
  Probably not 20.0 14.7, 26.3
  Definitely not 41.9 35.0, 48.8
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 1.1
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Definitely yes 8.2 3.8, 14.9
  Probably yes 13.5 8.3, 20.4
  Uncertain 10.8 5.7, 18.1
  Probably not 20.5 13.3, 29.3
  Definitely not 45.6 36.3, 55.0
  No answer 1.4 0.1, 5.7

25. With respect to conducting agriculture inspections, performing safeguarding, and processing pest interceptions at your port, how much of a challenge, if any, is presented by each of the following factors? (Please check one in each row.)

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a. Sufficiency of training to perform agriculture inspection duties

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 4.0 2.1, 7.0
  Major challenge 10.7 7.4, 14.8
  Moderate challenge 25.9 20.9, 30.9
  Minor challenge 29.0 23.9, 34.1
  Not a challenge 28.1 23.1, 33.0
  No answer 2.3 0.9, 4.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 4.5 2.2, 8.0
  Major challenge 11.0 7.4, 15.7
  Moderate challenge 24.8 19.3, 30.2
  Minor challenge 29.4 23.7, 35.1
  Not a challenge 27.6 22.1, 33.0
  No answer 2.7 1.0, 5.7
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Major challenge 8.2 3.5, 15.9
  Moderate challenge 25.6 17.0, 35.9
  Minor challenge 28.7 19.6, 39.2
  Not a challenge 35.4 25.0, 45.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.3
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 4.8 0.3, 19.8
  Major challenge 8.3 1.3, 25.1
  Moderate challenge 36.3 19.9, 55.4
  Minor challenge 23.2 10.2, 41.4
  Not a challenge 27.5 13.2, 46.2
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 3.7 1.6, 7.3
  Major challenge 9.7 5.8, 14.9
  Moderate challenge 27.7 21.3, 34.0
  Minor challenge 29.9 23.6, 36.3
  Not a challenge 28.2 22.2, 34.2
  No answer 0.8 0.1, 3.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 5.5 1.8, 12.2
  Major challenge 11.4 6.1, 19.0
  Moderate challenge 23.0 15.7, 31.8
  Minor challenge 27.6 19.4, 35.8
  Not a challenge 27.5 19.2, 35.7
  No answer 5.0 1.6, 11.2

b. Amount of time spent on
non-agriculture CBP duties

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 7.5 4.8, 11.1
  Major challenge 13.7 10.0, 18.0
  Moderate challenge 25.5 20.5, 30.5
  Minor challenge 27.4 22.5, 32.4
  Not a challenge 19.7 15.4, 24.1
  No answer 6.1 3.7, 9.5



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 7.4 4.4, 11.5
  Major challenge 11.7 8.1, 16.3
  Moderate challenge 26.8 21.2, 32.4
  Minor challenge 28.3 22.7, 33.9
  Not a challenge 18.7 14.1, 23.4
  No answer 7.1 4.2, 11.1
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 10.2 4.8, 18.4
  Major challenge 13.3 7.1, 22.1
  Moderate challenge 28.3 17.2, 41.6
  Minor challenge 27.7 18.8, 38.1
  Not a challenge 17.4 10.2, 26.9
  No answer 3.1 0.6, 9.1
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 6.4 0.8, 21.0
  Major challenge 27.1 12.4, 46.8
  Moderate challenge 19.7 7.9, 37.6
  Minor challenge 18.4 7.0, 36.1
  Not a challenge 28.3 13.5, 47.6
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 3.8 1.8, 6.9
  Major challenge 9.2 5.6, 14.0
  Moderate challenge 31.5 24.9, 38.1
  Minor challenge 29.7 23.4, 36.1
  Not a challenge 20.6 15.3, 25.9
  No answer 5.1 2.5, 9.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 13.7 7.7, 22.0
  Major challenge 20.3 13.2, 29.1
  Moderate challenge 16.3 10.0, 24.4
  Minor challenge 23.9 16.6, 32.6
  Not a challenge 17.9 11.2, 26.4
  No answer 7.9 3.5, 14.9

c. Availability of supplies and equipment

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 4.5 2.4, 7.6
  Major challenge 13.3 9.5, 17.8
  Moderate challenge 25.0 20.1, 29.9
  Minor challenge 29.7 24.5, 34.8
  Not a challenge 25.3 20.6, 30.0
  No answer 2.3 0.9, 4.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 4.4 2.2, 8.0
  Major challenge 14.3 10.0, 19.5
  Moderate challenge 23.8 18.4, 29.2
  Minor challenge 30.0 24.2, 35.7
  Not a challenge 24.8 19.6, 30.0
  No answer 2.7 1.0, 5.8
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 4.1 1.0, 10.4
  Major challenge 11.2 5.5, 19.5
  Moderate challenge 34.1 23.5, 44.6
  Minor challenge 23.3 15.1, 33.4
  Not a challenge 27.4 18.6, 37.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 4.3 0.2, 20.3
  Major challenge 5.9 0.7, 20.3
  Moderate challenge 26.9 12.7, 45.8
  Minor challenge 35.8 19.4, 54.9
  Not a challenge 27.1 13.0, 45.7
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 4.0 1.7, 7.8
  Major challenge 13.4 8.7, 19.3
  Moderate challenge 25.2 19.1, 31.3
  Minor challenge 28.9 22.6, 35.2
  Not a challenge 27.8 21.9, 33.8
  No answer 0.8 0.1, 3.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 5.1 1.7, 11.6
  Major challenge 12.1 6.6, 19.9
  Moderate challenge 23.9 16.3, 32.9
  Minor challenge 32.3 23.6, 40.9
  Not a challenge 21.6 14.5, 30.2
  No answer 5.0 1.6, 11.2

d. Timeliness of information provided to agriculture specialists

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 4.1 2.1, 7.3
  Major challenge 11.2 7.8, 15.4
  Moderate challenge 23.9 19.1, 28.8
  Minor challenge 30.6 25.4, 35.8
  Not a challenge 26.4 21.6, 31.3
  No answer 3.7 1.8, 6.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 4.8 2.4, 8.4
  Major challenge 10.6 6.9, 15.4
  Moderate challenge 24.4 19.0, 29.9
  Minor challenge 30.1 24.3, 35.8
  Not a challenge 26.3 20.9, 31.7
  No answer 3.8 1.8, 7.1
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 2.0 0.2, 7.5
  Major challenge 23.9 12.7, 38.6
  Moderate challenge 23.3 15.1, 33.4
  Minor challenge 23.3 15.1, 33.4
  Not a challenge 26.4 17.7, 36.7
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 6.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 0.0 0.0, 9.2
  Major challenge 8.0 1.3, 24.0
  Moderate challenge 22.0 9.2, 40.5
  Minor challenge 39.6 22.3, 59.1
  Not a challenge 26.3 12.1, 45.5
  No answer 4.0 0.2, 18.4



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 4.1 1.7, 8.0
  Major challenge 10.5 6.5, 15.8
  Moderate challenge 21.9 16.1, 27.8
  Minor challenge 31.7 25.2, 38.2
  Not a challenge 30.4 24.1, 36.6
  No answer 1.4 0.3, 4.4
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 4.0 1.0, 10.3
  Major challenge 11.4 6.0, 19.2
  Moderate challenge 27.5 19.4, 35.7
  Minor challenge 28.7 20.2, 37.2
  Not a challenge 20.6 13.7, 29.1
  No answer 7.7 3.4, 14.5

e. Staffing levels of agriculture specialists

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 31.1 25.8, 36.3
  Major challenge 24.4 19.6, 29.3
  Moderate challenge 24.2 19.3, 29.1
  Minor challenge 9.5 6.5, 13.3
  Not a challenge 7.4 5.1, 10.5
  No answer 3.3 1.6, 6.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 28.5 22.7, 34.3
  Major challenge 24.2 18.9, 29.6
  Moderate challenge 25.7 20.1, 31.2
  Minor challenge 9.5 6.1, 13.8
  Not a challenge 8.4 5.4, 12.3
  No answer 3.8 1.8, 7.1
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 34.5 29.0, 40.0
  Major challenge 22.9 11.7, 37.9
  Moderate challenge 14.2 7.8, 23.1
  Minor challenge 16.2 9.3, 25.4
  Not a challenge 10.1 4.8, 18.3
  No answer 2.0 0.2, 7.5
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 50.0 32.5, 67.5
  Major challenge 28.4 13.7, 47.5
  Moderate challenge 15.7 5.3, 33.1
  Minor challenge 5.9 0.7, 20.3
  Not a challenge 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 30.2 23.7, 36.6
  Major challenge 25.5 19.3, 31.7
  Moderate challenge 24.5 18.4, 30.5
  Minor challenge 10.9 7.0, 15.9
  Not a challenge 7.3 4.4, 11.2
  No answer 1.7 0.4, 4.4
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 32.7 23.8, 41.5
  Major challenge 23.5 16.1, 32.3
  Moderate challenge 22.7 15.2, 31.7
  Minor challenge 7.2 3.3, 13.3
  Not a challenge 7.8 3.6, 14.4
  No answer 6.2 2.3, 12.8

f. Overtime policy

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 29.3 24.1, 34.4
  Major challenge 20.6 16.0, 25.1
  Moderate challenge 20.8 16.4, 25.2
  Minor challenge 16.1 12.1, 20.8
  Not a challenge 9.6 6.7, 13.2
  No answer 3.7 1.8, 6.6



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 30.4 24.6, 36.2
  Major challenge 20.3 15.3, 25.3
  Moderate challenge 21.4 16.4, 26.4
  Minor challenge 14.6 10.4, 19.6
  Not a challenge 9.3 6.1, 13.4
  No answer 4.0 1.9, 7.5
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 31.7 20.8, 44.2
  Major challenge 21.7 13.7, 31.7
  Moderate challenge 12.4 6.4, 21.1
  Minor challenge 14.5 7.9, 23.6
  Not a challenge 14.5 7.9, 23.6
  No answer 5.2 1.6, 12.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 24.9 11.1, 43.8
  Major challenge 22.0 9.0, 40.8
  Moderate challenge 18.1 6.8, 35.7
  Minor challenge 26.7 12.2, 46.3
  Not a challenge 8.3 1.3, 25.1
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 27.7 21.4, 34.0
  Major challenge 20.3 14.7, 25.9
  Moderate challenge 19.8 14.4, 25.3
  Minor challenge 17.3 12.3, 23.4
  Not a challenge 12.0 8.0, 17.0
  No answer 2.9 1.0, 6.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 33.2 24.3, 42.1
  Major challenge 20.4 13.5, 29.0
  Moderate challenge 21.4 14.4, 29.9
  Minor challenge 14.8 8.9, 22.7
  Not a challenge 5.0 1.9, 10.4
  No answer 5.1 1.8, 11.3

g. Appropriateness of targeting at the primary inspection level

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 12.7 9.1, 17.1
  Major challenge 21.6 16.9, 26.4
  Moderate challenge 26.0 21.1, 31.0
  Minor challenge 21.1 16.5, 25.7
  Not a challenge 13.7 10.3, 17.8
  No answer 4.8 2.7, 7.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 12.7 8.7, 17.7
  Major challenge 20.6 15.4, 25.8
  Moderate challenge 25.8 20.3, 31.3
  Minor challenge 21.3 16.2, 26.4
  Not a challenge 14.8 10.9, 19.6
  No answer 4.8 2.5, 8.2
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 17.4 10.2, 26.9
  Major challenge 19.5 11.9, 29.2
  Moderate challenge 23.6 15.3, 33.7
  Minor challenge 22.1 10.8, 37.6
  Not a challenge 12.3 6.3, 20.9
  No answer 5.1 1.6, 11.9
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 10.7 2.5, 27.2
  Major challenge 29.1 13.8, 48.9
  Moderate challenge 30.4 15.2, 49.4
  Minor challenge 21.2 8.8, 39.2
  Not a challenge 4.7 0.3, 18.6
  No answer 3.9 0.2, 18.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 12.2 8.0, 17.6
  Major challenge 19.3 14.0, 25.7
  Moderate challenge 25.0 18.9, 31.1
  Minor challenge 25.1 19.0, 31.2
  Not a challenge 14.0 9.9, 19.1
  No answer 4.3 2.0, 7.9
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 13.4 7.5, 21.4
  Major challenge 24.7 16.8, 34.0
  Moderate challenge 27.9 19.7, 36.1
  Minor challenge 15.7 9.6, 23.8
  Not a challenge 12.7 7.4, 20.0
  No answer 5.6 2.1, 11.6

h. Priority given to the agriculture mission

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 39.5 34.0, 44.9
  Major challenge 23.3 18.5, 28.0
  Moderate challenge 17.4 13.3, 21.4
  Minor challenge 11.0 7.7, 15.0
  Not a challenge 4.8 2.8, 7.7
  No answer 4.0 2.1, 7.1



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 40.5 34.3, 46.6
  Major challenge 22.7 17.5, 28.0
  Moderate challenge 16.7 12.5, 21.6
  Minor challenge 10.6 7.1, 15.0
  Not a challenge 5.3 2.9, 8.8
  No answer 4.3 2.1, 7.7
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 53.3 45.9, 60.8
  Major challenge 19.3 11.8, 28.9
  Moderate challenge 16.2 9.3, 25.4
  Minor challenge 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Not a challenge 6.1 2.2, 13.1
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 3.2
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 27.2 12.6, 46.7
  Major challenge 31.4 16.1, 50.4
  Moderate challenge 21.7 9.2, 39.8
  Minor challenge 15.7 5.3, 33.1
  Not a challenge 0.0 0.0, 8.9
  No answer 3.9 0.2, 18.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 41.4 34.5, 48.2
  Major challenge 19.0 13.8, 25.0
  Moderate challenge 19.4 14.3, 25.3
  Minor challenge 10.4 6.7, 15.3
  Not a challenge 6.4 3.5, 10.6
  No answer 3.5 1.3, 7.2
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 36.1 27.2, 45.0
  Major challenge 30.7 21.9, 39.4
  Moderate challenge 14.7 9.1, 21.9
  Minor challenge 11.7 6.3, 19.3
  Not a challenge 1.8 0.3, 5.8
  No answer 5.0 1.7, 11.3

i. CBP chain of command

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GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 29.6 24.4, 34.7
  Major challenge 22.7 17.9, 27.4
  Moderate challenge 21.9 17.2, 26.6
  Minor challenge 9.9 7.2, 13.3
  Not a challenge 11.3 8.1, 15.3
  No answer 4.6 2.4, 7.8



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 29.6 23.9, 35.3
  Major challenge 23.9 18.5, 29.3
  Moderate challenge 19.3 14.3, 24.3
  Minor challenge 10.0 6.8, 14.2
  Not a challenge 11.8 8.2, 16.3
  No answer 5.4 2.8, 9.1
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 38.5 32.4, 44.7
  Major challenge 30.0 19.2, 42.7
  Moderate challenge 15.2 8.5, 24.3
  Minor challenge 5.1 1.6, 11.8
  Not a challenge 10.1 4.8, 18.3
  No answer 1.0 0.0, 6.0
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 26.8 12.4, 46.1
  Major challenge 11.4 2.9, 27.6
  Moderate challenge 42.9 25.3, 62.0
  Minor challenge 10.6 2.5, 26.6
  Not a challenge 8.3 1.3, 25.1
  No answer 0.0 0.0, 8.9



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 29.6 23.2, 36.0
  Major challenge 21.8 16.0, 27.5
  Moderate challenge 21.8 15.9, 27.6
  Minor challenge 10.0 6.6, 14.3
  Not a challenge 13.3 9.1, 18.6
  No answer 3.5 1.4, 7.3
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 29.8 21.2, 38.3
  Major challenge 25.3 17.4, 34.6
  Moderate challenge 21.2 13.9, 30.1
  Minor challenge 9.8 5.4, 15.9
  Not a challenge 7.6 3.5, 14.0
  No answer 6.3 2.4, 13.2

j. Other challenge - Please specify below.

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The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Agriculture Specialists and Supervisors at CBP Very major challenge 26.6 19.6, 33.6
  Major challenge 9.1 5.2, 14.5
  Moderate challenge 2.5 0.6, 6.6
  Minor challenge 0.4 0.0, 2.8
  Not a challenge 0.9 0.0, 4.3
  No answer 60.6 53.0, 68.2



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q01 Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 25.5 18.0, 34.3
  Major challenge 8.5 4.4, 14.5
  Moderate challenge 2.5 0.5, 7.4
  Minor challenge 0.4 0.0, 3.9
  Not a challenge 1.0 0.0, 5.0
  No answer 62.0 53.6, 70.4
Q01 Canine Handler Very major challenge 39.9 25.6, 55.6
  Major challenge 9.5 2.8, 22.0
  Moderate challenge 0.0 0.0, 6.4
  Minor challenge 0.0 0.0, 6.4
  Not a challenge 0.0 0.0, 6.4
  No answer 50.6 35.7, 65.4
Q01 Supervisory Agriculture Specialist Very major challenge 27.7 5.8, 62.5
  Major challenge 14.9 1.5, 46.4
  Moderate challenge 4.2 0.2, 38.5
  Minor challenge 0.0 0.0, 22.1
  Not a challenge 0.0 0.0, 22.1
  No answer 53.2 22.3, 82.3



The SAS System
 
 
GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Q03 Hired after 2003 Very major challenge 27.5 19.4, 36.9
  Major challenge 7.6 3.7, 13.6
  Moderate challenge 0.2 0.0, 3.9
  Minor challenge 0.5 0.0, 3.9
  Not a challenge 1.3 0.1, 6.1
  No answer 63.0 54.1, 71.9
Q03 Hired prior to 2003 Very major challenge 25.0 13.3, 40.1
  Major challenge 11.7 4.0, 25.1
  Moderate challenge 8.0 1.9, 20.7
  Minor challenge 0.4 0.0, 8.9
  Not a challenge 0.0 0.0, 4.9
  No answer 55.0 40.3, 69.6

If you checked 'Other challenge' in Question 25, please describe that challenge.

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Part 6 - Your Comments

26. What is going well with respect to the work of Agriculture Specialists?

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GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

GAO Summary of Responses to the Open-ended Question 'What Is Going Well with Respect to Your
Work as an Agriculture Specialist?'
Category Description Number of Comments
Reflecting This
Category
Agriculture mission See improvement in inspections or interceptions; positive mentions of the mission 91
Relationships with co-workers (Working relationships) Relationships with CBP officers are good; receive respect from coworkers 66
Salary and benefits Like salary, overtime, benefits, retirement system, or work schedule 35
Equipment, supplies, uniforms Have tools and supplies needed; likes uniform 33
Training Training is going well, have enough knowledge to do job 31
Information sharing Receive information from within CBP; good communication with other agencies 30
Dedicated agriculture specialists Fellow agriculture specialists are highly-qualified or dedicated 30
Access to databases Have access to databases; increased ability to target because of access 21
'One Face at the Border' initiative Integration of DHS and USDA good thing; common goals 20
Flexibility to do job Given enough flexibility or time to perform job as see fit; flexible job duties 19
I like my job Like my job; feel performing an important mission 16
Nothing is going well Nothing or not much is going well 14
Overall going well Overall things are going well (no specifics) 8
Have a job Have a job, get paid 6
Staffing Staffing levels are good/adequate 4
Other Statements not frequent enough to be own category 37

27. What would you like to see changed or improved with respect to the work of Agriculture Specialists?

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GAO Survey of Agriculture Specialists in Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Government Accountability Office

GAO Summary of Responses to the Open-ended Question 'What Would You Like to See Changed or
Improved with Respect to Your Work as an Agriculture Specialist?'
Category Description Number of Comments
Reflecting This
Category
Problems with CBP chain of command Want separate chain of command for agriculture; want to be separated from rest of 125
Staffing levels Not enough staff; heavy workload 112
Respect or relationships (Working relationships) Disrespect or lack of comprehension from management or CBP officers regarding mis 109
Priority given to the agriculture mission Weakening of agriculture mission; competing priorities prevent agriculture inspec 86
Salary and benefits Salary not enough; lack of promotion opportunities for agriculture specialists; l 77
Training Training opportunities missing or unsatisfactory; training for non-agriculture sp 68
Overtime policy Not enough access to overtime; overtime schedule is inflexible 50
Policies related to self defense Concern for personal safety; want to be armed; want self-defense training 41
Equipment/supplies Not enough supplies or funding for supplies; difficulty obtaining supplies; inade 39
Information sharing Not receiving information from USDA; difficulty communicating with specialists at 38
Opportunities for temporary assignments Want opportunities for temporary assignments 30
Uniforms Want different uniform for any reason, including to look different than armed co- 22
Data/paperwork Entering required data or completing paperwork is time consuming or inefficient 20
Return to USDA Agriculture mission should be placed back under USDA 8
Other Statements not frequent enough to be own category 79

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