What is the requirement for an assessment?
A minimum of 2/3 or 66% of the unit needs to take the survey before the commander can request to view the results. Units/organizations with less the 200 participants will be required to get a higher percent of surveys taken as instructed during the registration process. This statistical calculation is used to ensure that all commanders receive a 95 percent level of accuracy in the data being debriefed.
Why do I want my organization to take the assessment?
When done within 90-days of assuming command, this assessment affords commanders a "free-look" at their unit's safety climate/culture. The command receives measurable and quantifiable data to review, while simultaneously getting potential courses of action in improving respondent identified problem areas. Historically unit’s that score in the bottom quartile (low) are twice as likely to experience a Class A mishap than those scoring in the top quartile (high). ARAP's goal is to identify and correct organizational conditions that could increase the potential for loss.
How is a survey completed?
ARAP is web-based Surveys can be completed using Smartphone, Tablet, or any computer with internet connection Assessment code is also required and will be provided by your organization.
Do I need my Common Access Card (CAC) to complete a survey?
CAC is not required to complete a survey
How much time does it take to complete a survey?
Approximately 10-15 minutes to complete a survey.
How long does my organization have to complete the assessment?
Organizations are given 90 days to complete the assessment.
What happens if my organization can't complete the assessment on time?
Adjustments can be made on a case-by-case basis by contacting an ARAP team member.
How does each person remain anonymous?
All Soldiers/employees will use the same unique code that will be provided by the organization.
What happens if I don’t complete the survey?
The command does not know who has completed a survey, but your command needs your input to identify safety issues that may need to be addressed to assist in improving unit.
How do I enroll my Organization in ARAP?
Commander/Director or designated represented go to the "Guest User" tile from the ARAP home page and login (CAC enabled). If this is the first-time logging in a profile must be created After the new profile is created, you have the option to save or save and go to registration If your profile has been created log in and the click on "Register Your Organization" tile.
Who monitors the progress for each Organization?
The commander/director, the Organization's assigned representative and ARAP team members.
Who will review the assessment results?
The commander/director is given sole access to their command's results. The results are for the organization as a whole and not by individual surveys.
What information does the command see?
The Commander will be able to view the information collected from the assessment in both, graph and table form with percentages and the ranking of answers submitted by the organization All write in comments are also available for reviewing.
Can my organization take the assessment more than once?
Yes, we recommend waiting approximately 12 months between assessments.
Can Brigade and Division Commanders review subordinate Organization data?
Brigades and Divisions can request their higher command code to review their subordinate units. Brigade and Division levels must have at least two battalions enrolled.
Is completing a survey limited to Soldiers in my Organization?
Civilians, Local Nationals, and Contractors in your Organization may also complete a survey.
When does the Organization's Commander/Director receive their Access Code?
The Commander/Director or designated represented contacts the ARAP team to schedule a debrief, at which time, the Commander/Director or designated represented will receive the access code 24 - 48 hours prior to scheduled debrief from the de-debriefing analyst.
What if I am not a Battalion or Battalion equivalent Organization, Can I still participate?
No. There are some exceptions for HQ Brigade and Higher. ARAP is designed for Battalion or Battalion equivalent Organizations.