April 2022 Snapshots
On April 7, Administrator Paul Kiecker spoke about food safety with the theme of “Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill” at a bingo event held by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1503 in Woodbridge, Virginia. Kiecker met with the event chairman, Bernie Carter, and volunteers (in red shirts) who helped distribute bags containing food thermometers and food safety information.
Pictured, from left: Deb Nichols, David Reece, Cyndi Reece, Monika Walczyk, Carter, Kiecker, Jan Kiecker (Paul’s wife), Dick Arsenault and Dan Walczyk. Photo by an unnamed volunteer.
On April 8, Deputy Administrator Terri Nintemann met with the team which coordinates delivery of supplies from the USDA Materiel Management Service Center (MMSC) in Beltsville, Maryland. In addition to hardhats, sanitizer, freezer jackets, and PPE, the team described how they stocked up on cooling gear in preparation for the summer needs of inspection personnel. Nintemann held a box of the “Sqwinchers” hydrating drinks that the MMSC has stocked in one full aisle, four pallets high. FSIS personnel can submit orders online, and the page has instructions for obtaining system access.
Pictured, from left: Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Williams, Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Witte, Nintemann, Chief of Staff Karen Hunter, Procurement Branch Chief George Baptist, Safety and Physical Security Branch Chief Jerome Yoon, and Property Branch Chief Carlos Batista. Photo by USDA Consolidated Forms & Publication Distribution Center Branch Chief Paul DeOca.
On April 8, Deputy Administrator Terri Nintemann met with FSIS personnel at the newly renovated office space in the George Washington Carver Center in Beltsville, Maryland. They observed FSIS training computers being set up for distribution. They also visited the filming and video production room and met with personnel from the Civil Rights Staff and the Center for Learning team.
Pictured, from left: Safety and Physical Security Branch Chief Jerome Yoon, Procurement Branch Chief George Baptist, Lead Space Management Specialist Eric Sammons, Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Witte, Nintemann, Virtual Training Support Lead Tracy Hewitt, Chief of Staff Karen Hunter, and Property Branch Chief Carlos Batista. Photo by Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Williams.