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Intended Audience:All RCs/ARCs/ADs/FOs/TSCs/PSCs/OCO/OCO-CSTs/OHO/OARO
Originating Office:ORDP ODEPPIN
Title:Improving the Application of the Sensitive Policy Designation
Type:EM - Emergency Messages
Program:All Programs
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Retention Date: May 11, 2021

A. Purpose
This emergency message (EM) announces an upcoming change in the business process for all instructions designated as sensitive at the time of the publication request.
    B. Background
    On October 1, 2020, agency stakeholders met to discuss how we apply the sensitive designation to policy instructions. Following the discussion, we developed a draft proposal to improve the application of the sensitive policy designation.

    C. Proposal

    For each publication, an AC signoff sheet is already required. To ensure the sensitive designation is appropriate, we will be modifying the AC-Level Signoff Document to require a more stringent review and added justification for applying the designation.

    Direct all program–related and technical questions to the PolicyNet Central Office contacts.

    EM-20054 - Improving the Application of the Sensitive Policy Designation - 11/13/2020