The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) has updated the Chapter 9 – Inspection Module section of the eFSAP Manualpdf icon and posted the new document to the FSAP website. The updates reflect recent changes to the eFSAP information system.
The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is pleased to announce the deployment of another update to the electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) Information System.
Beginning January 31, 2022, eFSAP users will notice the following system updates:
- Improved Loading Times and Overall User Experience
- eFSAP is now hosted in a secure cloud environment.
- Users will notice faster page loading times, and a better overall user experience.
- As it is a new environment, you will need to update any saved favorites to the new destination: https://efsap.selectagents.govexternal icon.
- If you use the links in the SAMS portal, these will be updated for you.
- Implementation of Hybrid Inspections
- Inspection teams are now able to link an initial remote inspection with an on-site follow-up visit.
- Checklist notes, inspector findings, and entity responses from the remote portion are synced with the on-site inspection to flag previously assessed items and eliminate redundancy.
- Improved Inspection Document Uploads
- Entity users can now upload documents directly to specific departures and requests for information at the inspection resolution page.
- Inspection Finding/Work Objective Associations
- Departures and concerns regarding biosafety requirements now display the specific work objective(s) to which the inspection finding applies.
- New “Closed Conditionally” Inspections
- Inspection findings that require no current action to resolve but may require future action to fully close the requirement will be marked “closed conditionally.”
- Inspections will display the status of “closed conditionally” if one or more findings have been closed conditionally.
For more information, please review the tutorialpdf icon with screenshots of the new features.
Please note: Users must clear their internet browser cache/cookies in order for the system to function properly. Instructions can be found on the eFSAP Resource Centerpdf iconexternal icon page.