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Concurrence Review Process - Expedited

2.3 Concurrence Review Process - Expedited


The Directives Review Board (DRB) makes the final determination on whether draft directives are provided to the Deputy Secretary for approval. The concurrence review process provides the Department with the opportunity to review the directives and assists the DRB with developing a recommendation for the Deputy Secretary.


Once the Directives Program receives the updated draft directive from the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR), it is posted into RevCom for a two-week Concurrence Review.

Along with the final clean version, a redline version and any supporting documents will be provided to assist with the review. RevCom system users will receive a notification once the concurrence review has started.

Once alerted, organization contacts use the RevCom system to review the draft directive and provide a concurrence or non-concurrence. No additional comments will be accepted. Once all organizations have submitted responses, the Directives Program notifies the OPR that the review is complete.

If an office non-concurs, the OPR will work with the objecting office to attempt to reach agreement. If agreement cannot be reached and the OPR wishes to continue with the revision, the Directives Review Board (DRB) Request memo will be modified to show the use of the standard timeline and the directive will be removed from the expedited review process.

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 have the OPR draft the Approval Memo and Action Synopsis.

2.3.1 Concurrence Review Process - Expedited Flowchart

Concurrence Review-Expedited Flowchart


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