On February 12, 2013 the FAASTeam released a Notice about the SEED program for DPE feedback. The notice is below and can also be found at: http://www.faasafety.gov/spans/noticeView.aspx?nid=4552.
Examiners should know that this program is a part of an FAA effort to receive feedback from applicants about the designees who provide services. This can provide good positive feedback that examiners can be made aware of to help improve their service provision through collaboration with their local FSDO.
Just So You Know
If you have recently had or if you will have an FAA Practical Test using a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) or a Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME), you may be contacted by the FAA for a survey. The questions will be limited in scope to the conduct of the ground and flight (if applicable) portions of your Practical Test.
This is part of an emphasis program by the FAA Designee Quality Assurance Branch, AFS-650. This program interviews recent applicants tested by a DPE/DME and also observes the DPE/DME conducting an actual Practical Test. The purpose is to observe the DPE/DME, not the Practical Test Applicant. The goal is to eventually check all DPEs/DMEs. These checks are prioritized based on, among other things, the type and amount of testing activity conducted by the DPE/DME.
What is a SEED? Special Emphasis Evaluation Designee Inspection.
For more information contact your local FSDO.