Successful peer review for NPO, CNS
In April 2018, an independent team conducted a peer review of the NNSA Production Office, Pantex and Y-12. The peer review is a recently established process by NNSA designed to leverage the experience of leaders from across the enterprise (NNSA headquarters, field offices, management and operating partners, and corporate parents) to identify and share lessons learned and best practices to strengthen the governance process throughout NNSA.
Ted Sherry, Performance Excellence manager, said, “While the team was at each site, the team evaluated our governance processes, policies, and effectiveness. They were reviewing the roles of the contractor, the parent corporations, the federal field office, and NNSA headquarters.”
Prior to their visit, the team received detailed documentation packages about the policies, procedures, and processes for governance.
“The peer review team received briefings, participated in field observations of governance processes, and had open dialogue with employees,” Sherry said. “The preliminary out brief indicated that our governance model is working well and is effective. The team gave us suggestions in several areas for improvements, as well as suggestions to improve the peer review process itself.”
The peer review team is drafting the final report.