Standard Approval Workflow process
The Scheduled Effective Date feature adds an optional step between the final approval and the Active status. This feature provides the ability to delay the pending policy moving to Active to a specific date or a specific number of days past when that final approval was provided.
Approval Workflow with Scheduled Effective Date
This feature allows for a policy to become active just in time with a new regulation, allow a period for required parties to become trained about the new policy prior to it becoming active (Period of Education), or any other similar reasons.
For information on how to:
- Schedule an Effective Date, see this article
- Assign Acknowledgments to a scheduled policy, see this article
- Review a report of policies scheduled to become effective, see this article
- If necessary, modify your labels to avoid having duplicate dates labeled as "Effective", see this article
Note to Site Administrators
If your PolicyStat site makes use of a Policy on Policies, please ensure the content of that policy reflects the changes reflected with the Scheduled Effective Date feature. Thanks!
If you do not currently have one, but would like to, PolicyStat offers this sample outline/template. This sample was provided by a PolicyStat client and has been approved for general distribution.
This article applies to the following user roles: