Management Control and Audit Division (MCAD)
The Management Control and Audit Division (MCAD) mission is:
- to support FSIS management in carrying out management control responsibilities in accordance with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act;
- audit and assess the adequacy of management and program controls and operational performance;
- audit Federal and State establishments and inspection systems; and
- audit Foreign countries eligibility to export to the U.S.
MCAD conducts independent and objective audits, investigations, and critical analyses of FSIS programs to help FSIS achieve its public health objectives and ensure that programs are managed with integrity and in compliance with Federal laws.
MCAD assists the Agency with monitoring and strengthening accountability and effectiveness of its programs and operations through advocating the maintenance of sound systems of management controls to ensure
- the Agency's strategic goals and objectives are accomplished,
- program and managerial accountability, and
- compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
MCAD operates as a quality assurance and program assurance agent through its independent, objective, and critical reviews and analyses of programs.
Federal State Audit Branch (FSAB)
FSAB conducts comprehensive audits of Federal and State Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs.
International Audit Staff (IAS)
IAS is responsible for verifying that foreign countries previously approved to export meat, poultry, or egg products to the U.S. are maintaining inspection programs that provide food safety protection at a level equivalent to that in the U.S., and actively participates in the planning and conducting of initial team audits in countries seeking first-time approval to ship to the U.S.
Management Control Group (MCG)
MCB assists management officials with improving accountability, program monitoring, and continuous improvement of Agency programs and operations.