AIR FORCE - AFI 90-201
THE AIR FORCE INSPECTION SYSTEM
|Publication Date:||20 November 2018|
Purpose of the Air Force Inspection System.
The Air Force Inspection System:
Evaluates leadership effectiveness, management performance, aspects of unit culture and command climate, and the ability to minimize waste and prevent fraud and abuse.
Provides the SecAF, CSAF, and commanders at all levels an independent assessment of unit compliance with established directives.
Enables and strengthens commanders' mission effectiveness and efficiency through independent assessment and reporting of readiness, economy, efficiency, state of discipline, and the ability to execute assigned missions.
Motivates and promotes military discipline, improved unit performance, and management excellence throughout the chain of command and within units and staffs.
Identifies, reports, and analyzes issues interfering with readiness, economy, efficiency, discipline, effectiveness, compliance, performance, surety and management excellence.
Supports and informs commanders' risk management at all levels. IGs must ensure the Air Force Inspection System supports prudent decisions by commanders that have documented accepted risk.
Enables MAJCOM, ANG and HAF Functional Area Manager assessment of functional effectiveness, field compliance, and of the adequacy of organization, policy, guidance, training and resources.
Provides a mechanism for Air Force senior leaders to direct a targeted, detailed, and thorough inspection of specific programs, organizations, or issues.
Reinforces to commanders and Airmen at every level the equality of mission readiness and inspection readiness.
Eliminates on-site inspections which are not mission-relevant, do not outweigh the cost, or detract from mission performance and readiness.
Significantly reduces (with the goal of eliminating) the wasteful practice of "inspection preparation."