Disciplinary Action Criteria (DAC)
The Disciplinary Action Criteria (DAC) was born out of the SSPC QP Accreditation Program Advisory Committee meeting on March 12, 1996. A task group was formed to draft new Disciplinary Action Criteria for accredited contractors and procedures for administering disciplinary actions. The committee members felt that new and more stringent Disciplinary Action Criteria and administrative procedures were needed to supplement the annual and unannounced technical audits used prior to the DAC as the sole method for determining whether a contractor obtains or retains accreditation status.
The DAC and administrative procedures are intended to strengthen the reputation of the SSPC QP Program (now AMPP QP), making accreditation more valuable. Contractors who maintain accreditation standards will benefit from the increased recognition and opportunities that come with belonging to the QP Program.
The criteria establish procedures and rules for issuing warnings to certified contractors. This can include putting firms on probation and conducting special unannounced audits. These can lead to suspending, revoking, or denying accreditation of contractors who receive critical faults in safety, environmental compliance, quality/service, or an unethical practice reported and verified.
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