To remove an outdated or no longer required active policy from public view, PolicyStat provides three options: Restrict Visibility, Retire, or Delete. 

  1. Restricting visibility removes a policy from the ability to be viewed by general users, users with elevated privileges can still see it. For more on restricting visibility, see the article here.

  2. Retiring the policy removes it from the system, but it can be returned to the system at a later time if it is found to be necessary. Only Site Administrators may reinstate a retired policy.

  3. Delete the policy from the system entirely. This action is not reversible, and the policy is permanently removed. Only Site Administrators may delete a policy from the site. For more on this process, see this article.

The option to retire is ONLY available for active approved documents.

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Retiring a Policy

  • To retire a policy, click the Retire link in the bar on the top right of the policy. 

  • Provide a rationale for why the policy is being retired (1), then click the Retire Policy button (2).

  • The policy is now retired. 

If the policy was retired on accident, a Site Administrator can "unretire" a policy. For more on the process, see the article here. If a Site Administrator would like to remove the ability for Owners to retire, see this article.


This article applies to the following user roles:

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