Revisions to the proAction® Compliance Policy

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Source: Alberta Milk proAction®, Morgan Hobin & Mike Slomp

The Alberta Milk proAction® Compliance Policy is essential to enforce the legitimacy of the proAction program. The board adopted the following revisions to the compliance policy to ensure a more streamlined process for producers and staff, effective January 1, 2021.

Three time periods for Corrective Action Requests (CARs)

a. Producers completing a full validation may need to follow up on CARs and have a maximum time period to respond (i.e.: 30, 60 or 90 days).

Revision: Incorporate these three CAR time periods.

2. Twelve (12) month penalty timeline (previously 16 months):

a. Previously, when a producer was out of compliance, the extended timeline overlapped with the next year’s scheduled proAction activity. Revision: The timeline is shortened to a maximum of twelve (12) months (in a 90-day CAR scenario).

3. Clarification of Step 5 in penalty timeline a. Step 5 should not include the provision for cancellation of the producer license.

Revision: The wording of Step 5 is clarified to indicate that only the penalty of “two per cent (%) gross monthly pay” applies.

4. Addition of penalties for Self-Declarations (self-decs) a. The previous compliance policy did not include self-decs.

Revision: Include self-declarations in the compliance policy.

5. Use of penalty dollars a. The previous compliance policy did not specify the use of penalty dollars.

Revision: Specify that proAction penalty dollars be allocated to the annual proAction budget.