RevCom Adds Alternates for TSMs and PAs

Technical Standards RevCom has been updated to include new features of benefit to both Technical Standards Managers (TSMs) and Preparing Activities (PAs). Each TSM now has the option to add Alternates who will share the responsibilities for reviewing comments and submitting the organization's package. PAs now have the option to assign Alternates from their writing teams to respond to reviewer comments simultaneously.

Support for Writing Teams

Organizations that use teams to develop Standards/Handbooks now have the option of assigning multiple PAs—a Primary and one or more Alternates—all with equal responsibility for resolving comments and submitting the Response Package. To keep things simple, only the name of the Primary PA will be listed in RevCom system notices and on RevCom comment entry screens (e.g., “Your organization’s comments are due to Rutherford Hayes, DOE-AU, by 10/30/2018”). Comment resolution submitted by either the Primary or an Alternate PA will stand as entered and will be attributed to the person submitting the response. Edited responses will be credited to the author who performed the edit. Teams of authors should develop a collaborative process for comment resolution to ensure that the responses reflect the team’s combined assessment. Alternates can be added to or removed from the process at any time. Should a new Primary PA be assigned, the previous Primary will become an Alternate . The Multiple Authors option is available in all DOE RevCom installations. How it is used is an organizational decision that can be applied to one or more documents. To add or remove authors or to change the Primary PA to an Alternate, submit a request to the Technical Standards Program Manager, Jeff Feit at jeffrey.feit@hq.doe.gov with a copy to support@doxcelerate.com.

 

Support for Technical Standards Managers (TSMs)

TSMs can now assign Alternates who will have equal responsibility for compiling comments and submitting the Comment Package. Packages submitted by either the Primary TSM or an Alternate will stand as entered and will be attributed to the person submitting the Package. Edited comments will be credited to the TSM/Alternate who performed the edit. TSMs should develop a collaborative process for compiling comments to ensure that their submission reflects the Organizations point of view. Alternates can be added to or removed from the process at any time. Should a new TSM be assigned, the previous Primary TSM will become an Alternate  The Alternate TSM option is available in all DOE RevCom installations. How it is used is an organizational decision. To add or remove an Alternate or to change the Primary TSM, submit a request to the Technical Standards Program Manager, Jeff Feit at jeffrey.feit@hq.doe.gov with a copy to support@doxcelerate.com.