NOP Update: Human Capital Memo to the NOSB and Quarterly Enforcement Dashboard

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NOP Memo to the NOSB

Request for Discussion and Recommendations:
Human Capital Strategy for Organic Inspectors and Reviewers

The National Organic Program (NOP) has sent a Memo to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) requesting that the NOSB facilitate a public discussion related to a Human Capital Strategy for Organic Inspectors and Reviewers. Organic certification is a shared responsibility across the organic community, making the effective management of human capital critical in protecting the USDA organic seal. 

Organic stakeholders have raised the problem of a known shortage in well-qualified organic inspectors and reviewers. Engaging in near-term and long-term efforts to develop, recruit, and retain a strong community of well-trained and well-qualified inspectors and reviewers is essential for organic integrity. We hope this work agenda item will facilitate discussions about this topic across the organic community.

Read the Memo


Quarterly Update:
NOP Enforcement Dashboard

The National Organic Program has published the fiscal year 2020, third quarter enforcement dashboard. This dashboard provides an at-a-glance update on our enforcement activities for April – June 2020.

Q3 FY 2020 Enforcement Report - FINAL

Click on the image above to open the Dashboard from our website.

Fraudulent certificates, settlement summaries, administrator decisions, administrative law judge decisions and judicial officer decisions are posted as soon as they can be made public on our website. Access these individual enforcement actions on our Organic Enforcement web page.

We are committed to providing information to the organic community in a way that is useful and supports robust enforcement of the regulations worldwide. We are continually looking for ways to improve our reporting tools. Feedback on the report format is welcomed. Send comments to