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Concurrence Review

1.5 Concurrence Review Process


The concurrence review process allows organizations to understand how the OPR responded to their comments and review any changes made to the directive. After the DPCs provide a concurrence determination for their organization, the report will be provided to the DRB for a final determination. The DRB provides the final recommendation for approval to the Deputy Secretary.


Once the Directives Program receives the updated draft directive from the OPR, they will format the draft directive and prepare it for RevCom. Then, they will post the draft directive for Concurrence Review, typically two weeks.

The draft directive will be uploaded into the RevCom system along with the redline version, the Comment Resolution Reports, and any supporting documents. The Directives Program will then send a notification of the review to the DPCs.

Once alerted, the DPCs will use the RevCom system to review the draft directive. This review is for final concurrence. The DPCs will either concur with the directive as written or non-concur and provide the rationale for their decision. No additional comments on the directive will be accepted.

Once all organizations have submitted responses, the Directives Program will notify the OPR that the review is complete.

If there are non-concurrences, the OPR is expected to work with the objecting organization to reach a resolution. If resolution cannot be reached, the Impasse Process will begin.

If full concurrence was reached, the Directives Program will notify the DRB and request final approval. Once all DRB members have concurred, the Directives Program will work with the OPR to draft the Approval memo and Action Synopsis.

1.5.1 Concurrence Flowchart

Concurrence Review Flowchart


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