Certrec’s Condition Action Tracking System (CATS) Helps Companies Track & Resolve NERC Compliance Actions

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Certrec’s Condition Action Tracking System (CATS) is a web-based, anytime, anywhere, to-do-list for managing actions to completion

The CATS tool has allowed us to better communicate across multiple locations and stay on top of critical tasks that needed to be completed in preparation for our audit. – Sr. Compliance Mgr

Certrec, a leading regulatory licensing and compliance solutions provider, is pleased to announce that a Southeast Generator Owner overcame several NERC audit preparation challenges through deployment of their Condition Action Tracking System (CATS).

Many NERC audit preparation activities required the Generator Owner (GO) to identify conditions and evaluate the actions to move them to completion. Other requirements called for maintaining a record for supporting audits and mitigation activities that may exist. The Compliance Manager also needed a convenient way to manage audit preparation projects, but lacked an anytime, anywhere, to-do-list that was easily searched.

For a Generator Owner that strives for excellence, these needs were critical in a constantly changing regulatory environment. To address these challenges, the GO chose Certrec’s Condition Action Tracking System (CATS).

Certrec's Condition Action Tracking System (CATS) is a comprehensive, yet incredibly easy, web-based solution, that can help companies from many different industries, identify conditions or overall goals they would like to achieve and the actions necessary for completion.

CATS gives the Generator Owner a robust corrective action tool for identifying, evaluating, assigning, and tracking compliance and mitigation conditions and actions until resolved. With CATS, keeping track of what tasks need to be completed, tracking where they are in the completion stage, and knowing when they are due to be submitted to the regulator is no longer a challenge.

“CERTREC’s Condition Action Tracking System (CATS) has made a real difference in our compliance program and the ease with which ongoing regulatory tasks can be completed. The CATS tool allowed us to better communicate across multiple locations and stay on top of tasks that needed to be completed in preparation for our audit. I get daily notifications of what is important and compliance tasks are managed and tracked to completion while maintaining needed historical records,” stated the Company’s Senior Manager responsible for NERC compliance.

“Our Condition Action Tracking System (CATS) is a great solution for professionals struggling to identify and prioritize conditions and mitigation strategies, assign actions, and track deadlines,” says Ted Enos, president of Certrec. “We use CATS within our own organization and have seen great improvement in our follow-through for getting tasks to completion. With CATS reporting capabilities, we are also able to quickly access if we are working on the right tasks and taking the appropriate follow up actions.”

CERTREC, founded in 1988, CERTREC is a regulatory and compliance solutions provider that helps utilities manage the NRC, FERC, and NERC regulatory process to their advantage. With more than 250 cumulative years of regulatory and industry experience, Certrec’s licensing and compliance solutions, performance improvement, and technical services solutions help professionals better manage the risks of the regulatory and compliance process.

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