|Food Safety and Inspection
United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20250-3700
Communications to Congress
Posted April 15, 2002
As Requested By The Conferees In The Conference Report Accompanying The FY 2001 Agriculture Appropriations Act, P.L. 106-387
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Language in the Appropriations Act states that "no less than $591,258,000 must be used for Federal Food Inspection"
* Reflects a .22 percent rescission to all activities based on the 2001 Explanatory Notes.
** Includes $2.4M for Texas A&M contract to train inspectors.
** FAIM availability for 2001 also includes the carryover from previous years making the total $14,337.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) allocates all of its appropriated funding for the following budget activities:
Federal Food Inspection - For direct and Agency support costs of slaughter and processing inspection of meat and poultry products and processing of egg products, for all products that originate within the U.S. and are destined for domestic distribution.
Import/Export Inspection - For direct and Agency support costs of inspection of meat and poultry products originating in foreign countries under systems that are equivalent to the U.S. Federal inspection system; and inspection of meat and poultry products originating in the U.S. that are destined for export to foreign countries.
Laboratory Services - For direct and Agency support costs of the three FSIS laboratories that support the inspection program.
Codex - For direct and Agency support costs of the U.S. Office of the
Codex Alimentarius Commission, this new activity was
formerly included in the Import/Export Inspection activity.
Field Automation and Information Management (FAIM) Project - No year funds for computer equipment, training, and software applications to improve communication among field inspection personnel.
Grants To States For up to 50 percent of the cost of Cooperative State Inspection Programs that are at least equal to the Federal Inspection program conducted by FSIS.
Special Assistance for State Programs For support of HACCP implementation in the Cooperative State Inspection Programs through the FAIM Project (no year funds), laboratory improvements, and inspector training.
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Note: The use of OTP Inplant Staff Years varies throughout the year based on seasonality, leave usage of PFT employees, and Industry Demand for Service.
|LINE SLAUGHTER POSITIONS|
|BEGINNING OF QUARTER:||3631||3608||3627||3635|
|DEMAND FOR ADDITIONAL STAFFING (+)||19||48||20||8|
|REDUCTIONS IN STAFFING (-)||42||29||12||16|
|POSITIONS END OF QUARTER:||3608||3627||3635||3627|
|BEGINNING OF QUARTER:||3504||3536||3562||3568|
|NEW HIRES (+)||75||93||124||175|
|TOTAL PFT END OF QUARTER||3536||3562||3568||3659|
|COVERAGE OF POSITIONS :|
|STAFFED WITH PFT||3536||3562||3568||3627|
|STAFFED WITH PFT RELIEF||30||31||32|
|STAFFED WITH OTP||33||24||24|
|STAFFED WITH DETAILS||6||5||5|
|STAFFED WITH OFF-LINE INSPECTORS||3||4||5|
|STAFFED WITH VMO||0||1||1|
|TOTAL ALL COVERAGE||3608||3627||3635||3627|
Permanent Full-time (PFT) Career conditional and career civil service food inspectors who work full-time.
PFT Relief PFT food inspectors who fill in for other PFT food inspectors who are away at training, or on annual leave or sick leave.
Other-than-permanent (OTP) A temporary, intermittent appointment limited to 1,280 hours of work per year as a food inspector.
Details Other PFT slaughter or processing food inspectors who are available to provide coverage when not needed at their assigned duty station, e.g., the plant(s) to which they are assigned is not working.
Off-line Inspectors PFT slaughter inspectors assigned HACCP responsibilities not including line slaughter activities, but are reassigned to line responsibilities.
Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) A VMO is typically the Inspector in Charge (IIC) at a slaughter plant and will provide line inspection coverage when needed.
For Further Information Contact:
FSIS Congressional and Public Affairs Staff
Phone: (202) 720-3897
Fax: (202) 720-5704
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