Import and Export Policy Development Staff
The Import and Export Policy Development Staff (IEPDS)) provides leadership in the identification and the subsequent development of policy solutions relative to import operations and export certification.
International Equivalence Staff
The International Equivalence Staff (IES) is responsible for ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products imported into the United States are produced under standards equivalent to U.S. food safety standards.
The Issuances Staff (IS) provides leadership for the analysis and development of Agency regulations and associated issuances (FSIS Notices and Directives), administrative issuances, and for the Agency’s petition process. IS ensures compliance with relevant legal requirements, program needs, and policy priorities. Represents the agency in Departmental and Federal regulatory review and clearance process and coordinates interagency food safety initiatives.
Labeling and Program Delivery Staff
The Labeling and Program Delivery Staff (LPDS) develops policies and inspection verification methods and administers programs to protect consumers from misbranded and economically adulterated meat, poultry and egg products such that all labels are truthful and not misleading.
Policy Analysis Staff
The Policy Analysis Staff (PAS) develops and conducts economic and statistical analyses of proposed, final and/or existing agency regulations and policies.
Policy Development Staff
The Policy Development Staff (PDS) provides leadership in the identification of policy needs, and the subsequent development of policy solutions, to address the intent and application of verification and enforcement policy in in-plant activities.
Risk, Innovations, and Management Staff
The Risk, Innovations, and Management Staff (RIMS) ensures that OPPD’s policy development initiatives have a strong scientific basis by collaborating with the Office of Public Health Science (OPHS) and that OPPD’s resource allocation is aligned appropriately with the Agency’s food safety hazards.