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CRAD, Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan

Performance Objective:

Management should ensure that effective management and independent self-assessments are being conducted periodically by technically qualified personnel. [10 CFR 830.122, subpart A & DOE O 414.1A, Quality Assurance]

Criteria:

  • Managers shall assess their management processes and be actively involved in the assessment process to ensure results contribute to improved performance of programs, systems, and work processes.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a)
  • An effective assessment and safety management program shall focus on achieving DOE/NNSA expectations through federal regulations and standards.
  • DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a)
  • An effective assessment supports management’s goal to protect people and the environment from harm.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a)
  • An organization’s assessments must provide continuous quality improvement as contributors to the improvement culture.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (b)
  • Assessments must be planned and conducted to measure item and service quality, to measure the adequacy of work performance, and to promote improvement.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 10 (a)
  • An effective self-assessment program must have a clear document trail evidencing a culture of Lessons Learned.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 10 (a)
  • Independent assessments must have sufficient authority and freedom from the line to carry out responsibilities.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 10 (b)
  • Assessment results should be documented and presented to the organization and management for review.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a)
  • An effective self-assessment program must have a corrective action tracking system for status reporting and closure.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 10 (b)
  • Persons conducting independent assessments must be technically qualified and knowledgeable in the areas assessed.  DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 10 (c)