RECOMMENDS BETTER MANAGEMENT, COORDINATION BETWEEN APHIS AND DHS
In a report
issued this month, the General Accountability Office (GAO) said it had found coordination
and management problems between USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in regard to port inspections
for agricultural pests.
recommended the two departments work more closely together to develop meaningful
performance measurements to judge the success of port inspections, establish staffing
models based on levels of risk, ensure agricultural alerts are efficiently shard
byt the departments and the ports, improve the canine inspection program, and
revise user fees so that they cover changing costs.
USDA and DHS generally agreed with the reports recommendations.
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