The Inspector General: Compliance inspection database, report builder – TIG bits: IG best practices

Compliance inspection database, report builder – TIG bits: IG best practices – Brief Article

Homer Smith

At Vandenberg AFB, Calif., the 381st Training Group has constructed a compliance inspection database and report builder.

It allows any number of inspectors to enter inspection data simultaneously from separate computers.

When all data is entered, inspectors simply click the export button to build a report in Microsoft Word. Then they click the finalize button, and the report is automatically formatted, to include cover letter, table of contents and rating definitions. It also formats all inspection categories by narrative, findings, areas requiring improvement, recommendations and strengths. All areas and fields are easily modifiable in the database and in Word.

Time savings were realized in all aspects of their compliance inspection reporting process, from entering discrepancies and strengths to formatting, editing and publishing the report. The auto-formatting allows the writer to spend more time editing the verbiage of the report rather than struggling with formatting issues.

Maj. Homer Smith

DSN 275-7965

homer.smith@vandenberg.af.mil

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