ODE Mentor Program - Administrative Memorandum #A90-3
May 4, 1990 ODE Mentor Program Mentor Program. The purpose of this guidance memorandum is to announce the establishment of the Office of Device Evaluation Mentor Program. This program has been established to provide a framework within which to orient ODE's new employees to their jobs and work place and in some instances, to the local community. Attached is a copy of the ODE Mentor Program. Each Division is responsible for implementing the program. Effective Date. This program is effective immediately. Attachment
ATTACHMENT OFFICE OF DEVICE EVALUATION MENTOR PROGRAM The ODE mentor program has been established in an effort to orient ODE's new employees to their job and work place and, in some instances, to the local community. The person who serves as mentor to a new employee will be assigned by the Division Director and will act as the new employee's primary contact for information and assistance in making the transition into the ODE work force. In no way will the mentor serve as the new employee's supervisor; rather, the mentor will serve, in a collegial manner, as an educational and orientation resource. The Program Management Office can assist in obtaining material needed by the mentor for the new employee. The areas of coverage under this program are to include, but not be limited to, the following: 1. Informational Orientation for Each New Employee o General overview of FDA, CDRH, ODE and Division missions, organizational structure, responsibilities and interrelationships o Blue Book and other major policies and guidance documents o Conflict of Interest and Standards of Conduct policies and regulations o Building security and the protection of documents in the work space o Basic computer terminal use for word processing and electronic messaging o Tour of the Piccard Building 2. Technical Orientation and Coaching o Basics of Food and Drug Law o Dealing with documents and manufacturers o Freedom of Information (FOI) policies and procedures o Reviewing Documents - procedures and responsibilities of the reviewer o Conducting reviews and other duties, including specific examples and one-on-one guidance during the first time each type of duty is performed o Advisory Panels - their role and responsibilities o Division and ODE Expert Resources - What and who they are and how to use them o Library and reference resources 3. Career Development o Training and education opportunities and resources o Advancement o Civilian vs. Commissioned Corps opportunities o Relocation or job change, including temporary details o Awards and recognition 4. General Information on the Area o Housing, schools, shopping, commuting, recreation, etc. The mentor is not expected to be the final word on any of the above topics, but should at least be able to direct the new employee to the appropriate person.