Making Technical Updates

Technical updates are updates that occur between review cycles to provide clarification or minor procedural changes (e.g., changing a department name in procedures to reflect an organizational change).

  • Technical updates cannot be used to make significant changes to policy or procedures.
  • The number of technical updates to a single policy must be minimal. When a policy requires multiple technical updates, it indicates that the policy needs a more thorough review and it should be fully updated.
  • Technical updates will not be made to policies that are due for update and already require a full review.

Revision Dates

When a technical update is made to a policy, a revision date is appended to the approval date. The revision date does not modify the normal review cycle for the policy. The policy will still require a full review and update four years following the approval date.