ISO March/April Update

ISO March/April Update

What’s Happening with the QMS?

PEs Quality Management System (QMS) continues to evolve. PE maintains ISO 9001:2008 compliance through internal audits, corrective and preventive actions, control of QMS documentation, and company-wide communication through the use of our QMS site, training and this newsletter.

CAR/PAR training was held in February for Business Group Directors and Department Heads covering instructions for form submittal, the review process, and root cause analysis.  As a result, we’ve received increased feedback through submission of CAR/PARs leading to continues QMS improvement. CAR/PAR training is located on the QMS site.

For immediate updates and key changes to QMS please stop by the announcements section of our QMS site.

If You See Something, Say Something!

We rely on your feedback and support to continually improve our Quality Management System and its processes. Should you come across something that you think could be improved, please let us know! You can submit a Corrective Action Request (CAR) or Preventive Action Request (PAR), FM406.

Contact rosters are available for the Core 4 and Department Heads (DH). You are encouraged to review this information. The link to the QMS site is:

Remember, if you sit at a Government location, you may not be able to access the site while on the premises. Be sure to check access when you are at a different location (such as a home computer or PE facility).

ISO Auditors

Internal Auditor Training will be held 13-14 April. If you’d like to be an internal auditor and participate in the training please contact the Internal Audit Coordinators, Sarah Clemente and Carrie Lynch, at  All those interested must have prior approval from their PE supervisor.

The IACs are diligently working to plan the next round of internal audits. The internal audit process kicked off in March with reviews of the Human Resources and ISO Management Representative procedures. Auditees can help ensure they have a smooth and productive audit by regularly reviewing their department’s procedures, work instructions, and forms.

What’s Coming Up?

The QMS Training video is in its final stages and will be available on the QMS Site soon. Please keep an eye out for it and be sure to check the QMS announcements frequently.

Internal auditor training (13-14 April)

PE migration to SharePoint expected to be complete in April.

If you have questions about information not covered in the newsletter, you can email the Core 4 Team at