DOE G 414.1-5
organization, etc.) ensure this situation along with an evaluation of the consequences of not
implementing the corrective action is brought to the attention of senior management.
Establish a schedule with projected dates for initiating, completing, and implementing
each of the corrective actions. The planned completion date should be reasonable based
on priority of the corrective action, availability of resources needed, amount of time
needed to close each activity (e.g., publish the procedure, implement the procedure, and
train workers on the procedure), and evidence needed to verify closure. Managers should
be held accountable for meeting the planned corrective action completion dates.
If corrective actions will require significant time to complete and implement, develop interim
corrective actions and/or compensatory measures that will be implemented pending
completion of the corrective action to reduce the possibility of event or condition occurrence.
A description of these interim or compensatory actions, to include when they will be
implemented, should be addressed in the corrective action plan.
Each corrective action should be a clear and concise description of the actions to be
performed in sufficient detail to allow all personnel directly and indirectly involved in the
corrective action to understand the specific activities to be conducted.
Determine if the corrective actions may need to address generic implications rather than just
being focused on a specific component, procedure, or process.
Determine the feasibility and impact of the corrective actions for a specific finding to the
other facilities, operations, equipment, and personnel on the site to ensure that they will not
conflict or degrade mission accomplishment, requirements, practices, performance and safety
of personnel and activities on the site.
Clearly specify the corrective action deliverable, which will provide objective evidence that
the corrective action is completed (revised procedure, record of completed training). The
corrective action should be achievable, measurable, and closeable in order to ascertain when
the action has been completed.
Designate a single, responsible point of contact responsible for managing and coordinating
the preparation, completion, and effective implementation of each corrective action.
Plan what activities or mechanisms can be used to independently verify completion and
conduct the effectiveness review of the completed corrective actions for each problem
Develop a systematic process for tracking and reporting the status of each corrective action to
successful completion. For the DOE CAMP, the Corrective Action Tracking System
(CATS) database is used to track all corrective actions. Develop procedures for reporting
corrective action progress including report format, to whom to report, and frequency of