Review, and Evaluation
In 1990 the Consolidated Assistance, Review, and Evaluation (CARE) program was officially chartered by the Administrative and Financial Management (AFM) of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The CARE program consolidated many of the reviews previously completed by individual Divisions, or Areas utilizing Total Quality Management (TQM) principles. This is the first program where providing assistance is emphasized and "conforming to requirements" is de-emphasized. CARE Teams provide onsite assistance based on issues that surface during the reviews. Findings and recommendations support Agency, Department, and Government reports.
See Chapter 22 for a comprehensive list of commonly used acronyms.
AFM Consolidated Assistance Review and Evaluation (CARE) Program Website: http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/
Point of Contact:
Deputy Director (Accountability & Organizational Performance)
1815 N University Street
Peoria, IL 61604-3999
Telephone: (309) 681-6605
Fax: (309) 681-6684
USDA-ARS Accountability and Organizational Performance
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705