Meetings of the ATS Management Board (MB) and Accreditation Council (AC) were held on 26th December 2013 at the premises of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS).
MB adopted, among other things, the ATS Work Programme with the Financial Plan for 2014 and new ATS Rules of Procedure. Given that MB appointed members of the Appeals Committee at its 23rd meeting of 29th December 2009 and that their four year appointment was to expire, the new Appleas Committee members were appointed as Article 17, paragraph 1, point 13) of the ATS Statute prescribes that MB shall make a decision on the establishment of the Appeals Committee. Pursuant to Article 57 of the Statute, a representative of the Ministry of Economy was elected as the Committee Chair, while Committee members were appointed as per the field of accreditation to include two experts for assessment of laboratories, two experts for assessment of inspection bodies and two experts for assessment of certification bodies.
SAt its fifth meeting AC reviewed the following: Report on the ATS Peer Evaluation Performed for the Purpose of Maintaining and Extending the EA MLA Scope; Report on the Work of International Organisations for Accreditation and Report on Establishment of the Association of Accredited CABs.
ATS Acting Director opened the meeting when she presented an overview of all activities and results that ATS achieved in 2013. She spoke about the ATS peer evaluation performed by the EA team in the period between 9th and 13th September 2013 to maintain the signatory status as regards calibration, testing, inspection and product certification and to extend the scope of the EA MLA to include certification bodies providing certification of management systems and certification bodies providing certification of persons. One of the conclusions related to the fact that AC would provide, as an advisory body, full support to ATS in its endeavours to make the Serbian accreditation system fully operational.
Furthermore, AC appointed new members of Technical Committees for inspection bodies and certification bodies and adopted the Report on the Work of International Organisations for Accreditation.
ATS MB meeting
Joint ATS MB and AC meeting