QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN (QMP)

The Puget Sound Partnership (Partnership) adopted Policy A-700 as its quality assurance policy on August 9, 2013. That policy establishes the agency’s Quality Assurance program, specifying that it applies to all aspects of Partnership operations and to all employees, and contractors who collect data, analyze data, or conduct modeling. The policy includes definitions, provides guidelines for scientific review, and describes the quality assurance responsibilities of the agency.

The Partnership adopted its Quality Management Plan in 2014. The plan describes the level of quality the agency aspires to, describes how that level of quality applies to external partners, and lays out the processes for managing quality across all Partnership functions.

The Partnership completed a review of the Quality Management Program in June 2016, based on activity from April 2015 to April 2016 to determine: (a) if the Partnership’s Quality Management Plan conforms to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, (b) if all projects or work assignments that require quality assurance project plan (QAPP) waivers or project plans have them, (c) assess whether Partnership staff follows the QMP, and (d) what steps could be taken to improve the Partnership’s quality management system.

The Quality Assurance Program specifies that every three years the Partnership prepares a status report on quality assurance and quality control information. This is the first such report. Topics covered in this report include an overview of the Quality Management Plan, a description of the agency’s Quality Management Program, including training provided to agency staff, meetings of the agency quality team, technical assistance to agency staff, subawardees and contractors, and description of issues, personnel needs and other information requested specifically by agency leadership.

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2017 Quality Report to Management

2017 Quality Training

2016 QAPP Training

2016 Quality Management Plan

 

Quality Management Plan April 2014 (with appendices)

Guidelines for Scientific Review

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