FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM ASSESSMENT GUIDE
The Department of Energy has implemented its Facility Representative Program,
and is now looking to improve the program's effectiveness DOE-wide. An
effective Facility Representative Program has many elements, as spelled out in
this Standard. These elements are intended to yield a program that provides
DOE facilities with well-trained Facility Representatives, who spend appropriate
amounts of time in their facilities, and can work effectively with their contractor
management counterparts. The program, to be effective, needs the functional
support of management. To maintain the continued support of DOE
management, the Facility Representative program needs to demonstrate its
continued performance and effectiveness, which is to be assessed periodically
using this guide. Any assessment of a Facility Representative Program should
determine the extent to which the following objectives are being met, and
provide recommendations on improving the program's effectiveness.
Well-trained, qualified Facility Representatives.
Adequate coverage for DOE facilities.
Effective relationships with the Contractor.
Adequate functional support from the Field Element Management.
Performance assessment and feedback program in place.
The purpose of this guide is to provide the Department with a consistent set of
guidelines to assess the effectiveness of Facility Representative Programs.
This guide is provided for use by DOE HQ and Field Elements to assess the
effectiveness of their Facility Representative Programs as described in DOE STD-
The following references should be used in conjunction with this guide:
General Technical Base Qualification Standard
Facility Representative Qualification Standard
Applicable Field Element site-, and facility-specific qualification standards