c. Evaluation of Audit Reports. The AMCC will evaluate audit reports
within 45 days after receipt and issue a report within 60 days.
(1) Evaluation of Performance.
The audited calibration facility
value will be immediately compared to the USASL values by the AMCC.
preliminary comparison results indicate that the audited facilities
measurements are suspect, they will be notified immediately of the
If the discrepancy is sufficiently serious, calibration
support in the affected parameter(s) may be discontinued pending resolution
of the problem.
The final differences in the values obtained by the two
activities will be presented with discussion of the parameter audited and
recommendations for improvement, as appropriate.
(2) Points of Evaluation.
The points of evaluation are listed in (a)
through (e) below:
(b) Adequacy of data presented.
(c) Results from analysis of data presented.
(d) Adherence to the audit schedule.
(e) Response to the audit requirements.
Assigned when the magnitude of the difference
between the reported value and the absolute value assigned to the audit item
by the USASL are within the limits of error as determined by AMCC. Limits
of error may reflect statistical analysis of random error, manufacturers'
specifications, minimum use requirements, and other sources of error
information for measurement processes.
(b) No Agreement. Assigned when the value reported by the audited
CRC is outside the error limits determined by the USAMCC.
insufficient to specify agreement or no agreement. Indeterminate may denote
no agreement in certain cases.
(d) No agreement or indeterminate may be the basis for a
recommendation that the audited facility discontinue calibration support
operations in the affected parameter(s) until resolution of the problem(s).
When an indeterminate or no agreement finding is made, a second audit of
affected areas of the facility may be scheduled. A finding of agreement may
be accompanied with recommendations for improvement of a measurement