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ATS Organs and Bodies

Organs of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) are as follows: Management Board, Director and Supervisory Board.

Management Board

The Management Board makes decisions on the ATS activities, defines the ATS policy and monitors its implementation. The Management Board is composed of a Chairperson and four members. The Chairperson and members are appointed and replaced by the Founder. Two members of the Management Board are proposed by the Founder. Two members of the Management Board are proposed by the association of accredited conformity assessment bodies from accredited conformity assessment bodies. One member of the Management Board is proposed by the ATS members of the staff.

The Management Board shall: 
1) pass the Statute,
2) adopt the Financial Report,
3) pass the Work Programme incorporating the Financial Plan,
4) make decisions on profit allocation,
5) adopt the ATS Annual Report,
6) make decisions on the use of assets as stipulated by the law,
7) make decisions on how to dispose of assets having greater values,
8) make decisions on accreditation fee rates,
9) define the criteria to determine the Director’s earnings,
10) adopt a general act on criteria for payroll accounts, remuneration rates and other sources of employees’ income,
11) give its consent to the act on internal organisation and functional titles and job descriptions,
12) appoint and replace the Chairperson and members of the Accreditation Council,
13) make decision on the establishment of the Appeals Committee,
14) make decision on remuneration rates for the Chairpersons and members of the Management and Supervisory Boards in accordance with the acts adopted by the Government,
15)  make decisions on the membership in international organisations,
16) make decisions on the attainment of bilateral and multilateral cooperation with other accreditation bodies and/or regional and international organisations for accreditation,
 17) make decisions on remuneration rates for the members of the Accreditation Council and technical committees,
 18) pass the Rules of Procedure for the Management Board,
 19) carry out other activities in accordance with the law, Act on Establishment and the Statute.

Members of the Management Board are as follows:

  • Nedeljko Pantić, Chair, law graduate;
  • Andrija Jokić, member, graduate in transportation engineering;
  • Miloš Petrović, member, graduate in economics, from accredited conformity assessment bodies;
  • Snježana Pupavac, member, MSc in agricultural sciences, from accredited conformity assessment bodies;
  • Miloš Nikić, member, management graduate, ATS employee.

Director

The Director shall manage the operation of ATS and shall be responsible for the legitimacy of the work and technical activities of ATS. The Director shall be accountable to the Management Board. The Director is appointed and replaced by the Founder at the proposal of the Management Board. The Management Board shall propose a candidate for the ATS Director on the basis of an advertised vacancy. The advertised vacancy shall be managed by the Management Board. The appointment shall be for five years with the possibility of reappointment.

The Director shall:
1. represent and act on behalf of ATS;
2. organise and manage the operation of ATS;
3. provide the legality of the operation of ATS and its technical activities;
4. supervise the use of assets;
5. exercise and implement decisions made by the Management Board;  
6. propose the acts to be reviewed and adopted by the Management Board;
7. make decisions on accreditation;
8. pass the ATS Quality Manual;
9. pass the ATS Quality Policy;
10. pass the Rules of Accreditation;
11. pass the act related to organisation, functional titles and job descriptions the consent to which is given by the Management Board;
12. make decisions related to the operation of ATS other than those to be made by the Management Board;
13. pass individual acts;
14. make decisions on the rights and duties of the ATS members of the staff as stipulated by the law;
15. make decisions as regards experts to be hired to perform certain activities within the competence of ATS and conclude contracts therewith to define mutual rights and duties;
16. assign particular jobs and tasks to be carried out by the employees;
17. determine contribution and performance levels of the employees;
18. authorise other persons to represent ATS in legal transactions;
19. submit to the Accreditation Council a proposal on the extension of the ATS scope, i.e. establishment of the new accreditation schemes;
20. decide on complaints made by any person or organisation as regards the activities of ATS or accredited CABs;
21. establish technical committees on the initiative of the Accreditation Council and appoint and replace their members;
22. make decisions on the membership in international organisations for accreditation the consent to which shall be given by the Management Board;
23. make decisions on the conclusion of bilateral and multilateral agreements with other accreditation bodies and regional and international organisations for accreditation the consent to which shall be given by the Management Board;
24. decide on the remuneration rates for the members of the Accreditation Council and technical committees the consent to which shall be given by the Management Board;
25. perform other activities in accordance with the law, Decision on the Amendments to the Act on Establishment of the Accreditation Board of Serbia and the Statute.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is composed of a Chairperson and two members that are appointed and replaced by the Founder. The Ministry proposes one of the members of the Supervisory Board. The association of accredited conformity assessment bodies from accredited conformity assessment bodies proposes one of the members of the Supervisory Board. One of the members of the Supervisory Board is proposed from the ATS members of the staff. The appointment of the Chairperson and members of the Supervisory Board shall be for four years with the possibility of reappointment.

The Supervisory Board shall:
1. conduct surveillance into the legitimacy of the work of the ATS organs;
2. control authenticity and completeness of the Report on the Work Programme Implementation;
3. control authenticity and completeness of the Financial Report;
4. adopt its Rules of Procedure;
5. perform other activities as stipulated by the law, Decision on the Amendments to the Act on Establishment of the Accreditation Board of Serbia and the Statute.

The Supervisory Board is composed of: Vladimir Lučić, law graduate, Chairman, while its members are: Svetomir Petrović, director and founder of Laboratorija d.o.o. Beograd and Nenad Cvetković, law graduate, Head of the ATS Legal Affairs Section.

Bodies of the Accreditation Body of Serbia are as follows: Accreditation Council and technical committees.

Accreditation Council

The Accreditation Council is a technical advisory body of ATS that provides professional opinions as regards development of the accreditation system, takes the initiative for the extension of the ATS scope of activities and take stands on other technical issues. The Accreditation Council is composed of a Chairperson and ten members that are appointed and replaced by the Management Board. Renowned experts and scientists from fields relevant to the performance of activities falling within the competences of ATS are chosen to become the members of the Council as representatives of interested parties.

The Management Board shall identify the parties interested in accreditation and define the criteria for the selection of the Council members. The following are identified as interested parties: public administration bodies and holders of public authorisations; faculties and institutes; companies, entrepreneurs, chambers, etc.; consumer associations; manufacturers’ associations; and accredited conformity assessment bodies.

Members of the Accreditation Council are as follows:

  • Miloš Jelić PhD, Chair
  • Mile Mitrović, member
  • prof. Vladimir Popović PhD, member
  • prof. Ivanka Popović PhD, member
  • Ljubomir Dimitrov PhD, member
  • prof. Snežana Janković PhD, member
  • prof. Zoran Punoševac PhD, member
  • prof. Ivan Gržetić PhD, member
  • prof. Miroslav Ćirković PhD, member
  • Jelena Pantelić Babić PhD, member
  • Ana Mišović, member.

Technical committees are technical bodies providing expertise required for certain fields of accreditation. Technical committees as standing or ad hoc bodies are established by the Director as per the proposal of the Council.

ATS has three standing technical committees for different schemes of accreditation (laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies). Tasks of the technical committees are to: provide opinions on the implementation of requirements and documents of international organisations for certain schemes and fields of accreditation and conformity assessment; provide opinions on proposed EA, ILAC/IAF documents; provide assistance to ATS in extending the scope of its activities; participate in defining the assessor competence criteria in case of specific fields of conformity assessment; identify potential assessors, and provide assistance to ATS as regards recognition of inter-laboratory comparisons and other schemes.