Ensuring users have both read and acknowledged a policy's content can be critical for both legal and procedural reasons.
PolicyStat makes this process simple through the ability to assign acknowledgments by a user or by a user group. In addition, acknowledgments recur each time a policy is updated to ensure users are aware of the latest version of the policy.
Users with Area Manager or Site Administrator permissions can assign or unassign policy acknowledgments to individual users or user groups. Area Owners or Site Administrators can then view and track completions by a user or by a policy.
For more on User groups, see this article.
For more on incomplete acknowledgment notification emails, see this article.
Assign Acknowledgments (02:12)
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- From the PolicyStat homepage, click Assign Acknowledgements under the Acknowledgments header.
- Select Users or User Groups to assign Acknowledgements by using the search bar on the left column.
- Locate the polic(ies) to assign acknowledgments within the right column.
- Select all displayed policies by clicking the Select All check box (1), select individual policies using their respective checkboxes (2), or use the filters to narrow the search (3).
- When all users and policies have been selected, click Assign Acknowledgments (4).
NOTE: By default, PolicyStat assigns acknowledgments that only require a user to acknowledge the first time policy is assigned. To re-assign acknowledgments whenever changes are approved, click Automatically assign when new versions with changes are approved (5).
View and Assign Incomplete Acknowledgments by Policy
Users who have ownership permission for a policy (Owner/Area Manager/Site Administrator) can also view a list of users who are assigned to acknowledge a policy.
- Open a policy for which ownership permissions are assigned and scroll to the bottom.
- Locate the heading titled Recurring Acknowledgments and click the symbol to expand.
- If desired, assign more users to acknowledge by clicking the Click to assign more acknowledgments link.
Notification emails to assigned users are sent once a week on Monday night. No immediate notification is sent when an acknowledgment is assigned.
For sites with the Scheduled Effective Date feature enabled, policies which are scheduled to become effective at a later date can also be assigned acknowledgments, using the same process as listed above. For more on the Scheduled Effective Date feature, see this article.
To filter the list of policies to only display those which are scheduled (or active), use the Status filter.
To check the status of a policy before assigning acknowledgments, review the status in the final column of the display.
This article applies to the following user roles: