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Evaluation

Recommendation 1:

The VP, Operations Branch, should establish a plan to build learning into the delivery of current AMPs for their ongoing development, and for any expansion of the use of the tool.

The plan should include these elements:

  • a strategy to calibrate the level of investigation according to the risk of appeal;
  • a performance measurement strategy, and
  • a plan to incorporate on-going performance measurement in the development of training of and communication with inspectors and investigators across regions.
Management Response and Action Plan - Recommendation 1
Management Response (Agree or Disagree and if Disagree, reason why) Action Plan Lead (position) & Target Date

The Operations Branch agrees with the recommendation.

In 2010, an internal audit of EIS was undertaken. In response to the recommendations made in the audit, the Operations Branch is reviewing the current EIS Governance Structure, developing an EIS file triage system and standardizing operating procedures.

The activities undertaken in response to the audit and those listed here are interconnected and aim to improve consistency in enforcement and investigation activities and ensure that on-going learning is built into EIS processes.

Despite NETS limited reporting capabilities, changes to AMP penalties and potential changes to the EIS Governance structure that may impact the activities undertaken, the Operations Branch is committed to building learning into the delivery of AMPs nonetheless.

A plan to incorporate on-going learning into the delivery of AMPs will be developed. This plan will include:

  • An EIS file triage system is under development. A component of this project will be to explore expectations for the appropriate use of AMPs, while taking into account the current and legislated categorization system and the need to adjust the current level of investigation based on risk of appeal.

VP, Operations

December 2012

The Operations Branch agrees with the recommendation.

In 2010, an internal audit of EIS was undertaken. In response to the recommendations made in the audit, the Operations Branch is reviewing the current EIS Governance Structure, developing an EIS file triage system and standardizing operating procedures.

The activities undertaken in response to the audit and those listed here are interconnected and aim to improve consistency in enforcement and investigation activities and ensure that on-going learning is built into EIS processes.

Despite NETS limited reporting capabilities, changes to AMP penalties and potential changes to the EIS Governance structure that may impact the activities undertaken, the Operations Branch is committed to building learning into the delivery of AMPs nonetheless.

A plan to incorporate on-going learning into the delivery of AMPs will be developed. This plan will include:

  • A Performance Measurement Framework with the following indicators: # of appeals, # of paid AMPs, and #of non-paid AMPs etc. will be developed.

VP, Operations

December 2012

The Operations Branch agrees with the recommendation.

In 2010, an internal audit of EIS was undertaken. In response to the recommendations made in the audit, the Operations Branch is reviewing the current EIS Governance Structure, developing an EIS file triage system and standardizing operating procedures.

The activities undertaken in response to the audit and those listed here are interconnected and aim to improve consistency in enforcement and investigation activities and ensure that on-going learning is built into EIS processes.

Despite NETS limited reporting capabilities, changes to AMP penalties and potential changes to the EIS Governance structure that may impact the activities undertaken, the Operations Branch is committed to building learning into the delivery of AMPs nonetheless.

A plan to incorporate on-going learning into the delivery of AMPs will be developed. This plan will include:

  • Regular evaluation of training and training need assessments, which will result in updated training material, and the design and development of new training, as required.

VP, Operations

Ongoing

The Operations Branch agrees with the recommendation.

In 2010, an internal audit of EIS was undertaken. In response to the recommendations made in the audit, the Operations Branch is reviewing the current EIS Governance Structure, developing an EIS file triage system and standardizing operating procedures.

The activities undertaken in response to the audit and those listed here are interconnected and aim to improve consistency in enforcement and investigation activities and ensure that on-going learning is built into EIS processes.

Despite NETS limited reporting capabilities, changes to AMP penalties and potential changes to the EIS Governance structure that may impact the activities undertaken, the Operations Branch is committed to building learning into the delivery of AMPs nonetheless.

A plan to incorporate on-going learning into the delivery of AMPs will be developed. This plan will include:

  • An analysis of current information flow and the level of sharing of lessons learned (particularly at hearings) will be undertaken and a strategy to improve information sharing will be developed. This strategy will include, approaching legal services to request an analsyis of each reported Tribunal and Ministerial review, as well as Federal Court decisions resulting from appeals.

VP, Operations

December 2012

Recommendation 2:

The VP, Operations, should work with Policy and Programs Branch, with guidance from legal services, to ensure that all AMPs are operating under the key conditions identified and that AMPs processes, guidelines and strategies are included in program specific enforcement strategies, where relevant.

Management Response and Action Plan - Recommendation 2
Management Response (Agree or Disagree and if Disagree, reason why) Action Plan Lead (position) & Target Date
Agree

The CFIA will review Schedule 1 of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties (AAMPs) Regulations. The goal of this review is to ensure clarity in the language used and to ensure that the classification of violations reflect current practices. The key conditions listed in section 4.5 of the report will be used as a reference to assist in this process. (target completion date: December 2012).

VP, Operations

December 2012

Agree

Operations Branch is leading the development of a suite of commodity-specific enforcement strategies that will provide specific guidance on the enforcement tools available to inspectors under the Agency's various programs and legislation. The objective of the strategies is to provide a framework that promotes a fair, graduated and consistent approach to addressing non-compliance identified by inspection staff. The Strategies include: Agricultural Inputs; Animal and Plant Health, and Food.

VP, Operations

September 2012

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