Declaration of goals and objectives of the Federal Accreditation Service for 2016-2018

October 07, 2016

At the 9th meeting of the Public Council under the Federal Accreditation Service dated 23.09.2016, the Declaration of RusAccreditation goals and objectives was approved for 2016-2018. The document was developed within the implementation of the Federal Accreditation Service management system and in accordance with the approved RusAccreditation Quality Policy, as well as the Plan to implement the concept of openness of the federal bodies of the executive power for 2014-2018, Approved by RusAccreditation Order of 05.05.2016, No. 4689.

The Public declaration of goals and objectives is one of the 10 mechanisms, which are recorded in the Standard of openness of federal executive authorities (approved by Resolution of the Russian Government dated 30.01.2014), aimed at increasing their transparency and accountability. The Draft Declaration was finalized, taking into account all proposals received after the meeting with the participation of interested members of the Public Council under the Federal Accreditation Service and representatives of the expert community held on 08.07.2016.

As a result, 11 priority goals in the field of quality, aimed at ensuring confidence in the results of the activities of accredited persons, were included to the Declaration and 9 key objectives for their implementation were defined. In comparison with the objectives declared by the RusAccreditation for 2015 (ensuring impartiality, traceability of RusAccreditation activities, development of standardization in the field of accreditation and conformity assessment, enhancing quality of public services, etc.), the list of objectives for the next two years was extended.

The priority activities have also been defined till 2018:

  • work to ensure the recognition of accreditation in the national system abroad;
  • adoption of the guidance documents of international organizations in the field of accreditation IAF and ILAC;
  • ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the control over the activities of accredited persons;
  • removal of unnecessary administrative barriers;
  • promoting the development and improvement of education and training in the field of accreditation and conformity assessment of personnel, including the accreditation of experts in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 19011 standard.

Head of the Federal Accreditation Service Khersontsev Alexey believes that objectives proposed by the Public Council members and representatives of the reference groups of RusAccreditation provide new quality of public administration in the field of accreditation. The success of the work focused on three areas – personnel, management system and information - is the key to the success of the mission and objectives of the Service.

Increasing competence of experts involves a range of activities for their selection and monitoring activities, implementation of training programs, retraining and advanced training. All of them are aimed at creating an effective expert institute. “The harmonization and unification of the conformity assessment procedures will be accompanied by ongoing internal audits, and corrective actions to improve the quality of activities of RusAccreditation”, - Alexey Khersontsev said.

The Declaration text can be found in section “RusAccreditation Management System Documents” http://fsa.gov.ru/index/staticview/id/444/ and “Open Service” http://fsa.gov.ru/index/staticview/id/217/.

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