September 2021 Snapshots
On Sept. 14, Administrator Paul Kiecker (pictured center), Office of Field Operations Assistant Administrator Dr. Phil Bronstein (pictured, right) and Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Witte (not pictured) met with inspection personnel assigned to Establishment M-46491, a meat slaughter and processing plant, to discuss recruitment ideas and modernized inspection and to answer questions.
Pictured, front row, from left: Frontline Supervisor Dr. Suh Niba, Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) Jeffrey Bradbury, Kiecker, CSIs Geu Geu and Chuck Westerman, and Bronstein. Pictured, back row: CSI Brad Brester. Photo by Robert Witte, OA.
On Social Media
Sept. 8-14 is #FedFashionWeek 2021, sponsored by the General Services Administration, a fun and unique way to showcase federal employees and the role their functional fashion plays in carrying out their important, mission-oriented work.
This year's FSIS model is Nelly Gockley, Supervisory Consumer Safety Inspector in the Des Moines District. She is ready for her shift with her hard hat, cut-resistant gloves, facemask and safety eyewear. See the social media posts on Twitter and LinkedIn.
On August 24, FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker (pictured, second from left), Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Administrator Dr. Hany Sidrak (pictured, second from right), and Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Williams (pictured, right) visited Establishment M-1633/P-17764, a slaughter and raw and ready-to-eat processing plant. They talked about the ready-to-eat process and issues with replacement eDevices. Photo courtesy of Tim Weisensel, OFO.
On Aug. 24, FSIS leadership visited Est. 15896, a swine slaughter and processing establishment. Pictured, from left: Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Field Operations Dr. Hany Sidrak; Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Williams; Administrator Paul Kiecker; Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian and Acting Inspector-In-Charge Dr. Daniel Demaske, Food Inspector (FI) Rafael Rodriguez; Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) Darin Kussrow; FI Esau Casetta; FI Michael Delagardelle; and CSI Daren Pronschinske. Photo courtesy of Mark Williams, OA.
FSIS hosted a roundtable for small and very small plants in Wisconsin on Aug. 25 at the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin. FSIS officials discussed issues of interest with small and very small plant owners. Pictured, from left: Dr. Catherine Pierce, a frontline supervisor in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) Des Moines District, Office of Policy and Program Development Assistant Administrator Rachel Edelstein, OFO Deputy Assistant Administrator Dr. Hany Sidrak and Des Moines District Manager Dr. Dawn Sprouls, OFO. Photo by Mark Williams, OA.
Madison, Wis., via Virtual
During the Wisconsin small plant roundtable, 72, about three-fourths, of the participants joined virtually. There were 23 participants in person in Madison. This is one view of a virtual participant's screen. The extensive engagement and interaction between the panel and the participants resulted in several positive comments received through a participant survey.
Administrator Paul Kiecker makes a point while speaking with the in-person and online attendees at the FSIS Roundtable for Small Plants in Wisconsin, held on August 25 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison campus. Photo by Mark Williams, OA.