Disciplinary Action Criteria (DAC)
The Disciplinary Action Criteria (DAC) was born out of the SSPC QP Accreditation Program Advisory Committee meeting on March 12, 1996. A task group was formed to draft Disciplinary Action Criteria for accredited contractors and procedures for administering disciplinary action. The committee members felt that new and more stringent Disciplinary Action Criteria and administrative procedures were needed to supplement the annual and unannounced technical audits used prior to the DAC as the sole method for determining whether a contractor obtains or retains accreditation status.
The DAC and administrative procedures are intended to strengthen the reputation of the AMPP SSPC QP Program, making accreditation more valuable to both Contractors/Shops and Facility Owners who hire QP Accredited Contractors. Contractors who maintain accreditation standards will benefit from the increased recognition and opportunities that come with belonging to the QP Program.
The criteria establishes procedures and rules for issuing warnings to certified contractors. This can include putting firms on probation and conducting special unannounced audits. These can lead to suspending, revoking, or denying accreditation of contractors who receive critical faults in safety, environmental compliance, quality/service, or an unethical practice reported and verified.
DAC Criteria QP5 DAC Criteria DAC Violations Contractor Evaluation Form
AMPP is committed to investigating reports alleging violations of the DAC. If you would like to learn more about the DAC process or to communicate a concern or file a complaint to the Program Administrator, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your issue and we will call you back in confidence about your concern.