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Office of Program Evaluation, Enforcement & Review
OPEER reviews, assesses, and evaluates FSIS programs. OPEER plays a key role in decision making by providing the investigation, enforcement, and audit capacity needed to ensure FSIS' efficiency and effectiveness.
Image of two men at computer Review of State Programs Summary Report for FY 2011 (Dec 2011; PDF Only)
This report summarizes the review results from the Food Safety and Inspection Service comprehensive reviews of the 27 States that currently operate State meat and poultry inspection programs. Learn more...
USDA Veterinarian inspecting a facility Humane Handling Enforcement Reports
New quarterly report summarizing—by national, establishment size and district totals—humane handling-related activities in livestock slaughter establishments.
Photo, inspector working in import house Quarterly Enforcement Reports
Reports summarize enforcement actions FSIS has taken to ensure that products that reach consumers are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.
Structure of OPEER
OPEER includes the Compliance and Investigations Division, Evaluation and Enforcement Division, Internal Control and Audit Division, and Program Evaluation and Improvement Staff.

Compliance and Investigation Division
The CID manages and directs investigations, case development, and documentation of violations of inspection laws and regulations. CID consists of a Washington staff and five regions.

Evaluation and Enforcement Division
EED takes the lead for FSIS in initiating criminal, civil, and administrative sanctions for violations of FSIS laws and regulations. Quarterly Enforcement Reports summarize the enforcement actions FSIS has taken to ensure that products that reach consumers are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.

Internal Control and Audit Division (ICAD)
Internal controls protect the organization's resources and assets from fraud, waste, and mismanagement. Learn more about the operations of ICAD.

Program Evaluation & Improvement Staff
PEIS provides leadership and technical expertise in the area of program evaluation. View examples of final evaluation reports that PEIS has written or contracted for FSIS clients.

Key CID, EED, and ICAD Contacts
Contact information for key personnel in the Compliance and Investigations Division (CID), Evaluation and Enforcement Division (EED), and Internal Control and Audit Division (ICAD).

Last Modified: October 3, 2012



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