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FSIS Issues Directive on Investigative Methodology for Misconduct Investigations

Friday, July 1, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued Directive 8201.1: Investigative Methodology for Conducting Misconduct, Inspector General (OIG) Hotline and other investigations.  Allegations of misconduct, fraud, waste, mismanagement, or other allegations that impact FSIS programs or operations are investigated to determine their validity by the agency’s Internal Control and Audit Division.  This directive provides information on how investigations of misconduct are carried out by the agency.

Key points addressed include: receiving and assessing complaints and allegations; preparing investigative plans; initiating and conducting investigations; collecting, safeguarding, and transferring evidence; maintaining notes and working files; planning, conducting, and documenting interviews; documenting the report of investigation; and investigative analysis, decision-making, and closing the investigation.

To view this directive, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISDirectives/8021.1.pdf.

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