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Dept. of Administrative & Financial Services

Office of Information Technology


Procedure for Reviewing Policies, Standards and Procedures


I. Statement

Policies, Standards and Procedures shall be reviewed according to their review date to assure applicability and accuracy.

II. Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to create a uniform process for which the Policies, Standards and Procedures will be reviewed and updated as needed.  

III. Applicability

This procedure applies to all Policies, Standards and Procedures with review dates. The Office of Information Technology was created in 2005. Policies, Standards and Procedures prior to 2005 may not have a review date.

IV. Responsibilities

1.      Policies, Standards and Procedures have a designated entity for the following functions:


a.       Point of Contact:

b.      Approved By:

c.       Position Title(s) or Agency Responsible for Enforcement:


The Point of Contact is considered the primary person responsible for maintaining the applicability and accuracy of the Policy, Standard and Procedures. Should this person be unable to respond to a review, the approver or entity responsible for enforcement will become responsible for the review process.

V. Guidelines & Procedures

A. The CIO’s Office of Policy, Planning and Oversight will contact responsible parties for review of Policies, Standards and Procedures.


B. The point of contact, reviewer or enforcement entity is responsible for reviewing, making changes as needed and sending an updated version to the CIO’s Office of Policy, Planning and Oversight. The CIO’s Office of Policy, Planning and Oversight will review suggested changes, provide feedback if necessary and finalize the approval of the updated version. If no changes are received by the CIO’s Office of Policy, Planning and Oversight the policy, standard or procedure will be re-adopted for the same time frame as the original adoption. Finalization will occur through and email to OIT if changes are of a significant nature.

VI. References N/A


VII. Document Information

2.      Document Reference Number: 35


3.      Category: General/Governance


4.      Adoption Date: January 28, 2009


5.      Effective Date: January 28, 2009


6.      Review Date: January 28, 2012


7.      Point of Contact: Office of the CIO .


8.      Approved By:  Kathy Record, Associate Chief Information Officer, Policy, Planning and Oversight, State House Station 145, Augusta, ME 04333-0145, (207) 624-9471


9.      Position Title(s) or Agency Responsible for Enforcement: CIO’s Policy, Planning and Oversight Office


10.  Legal Citation: 5 MRSA, Chapter 163, Section 1973, paragraphs B and D, read in part: [The Chief Information Officer shall] "Set policies and standards for the implementation and use of information and telecommunications technologies" and "Identify and implement information technology best business practices and project management".


11.  Waiver Process: N/A.