4.06: Supporting Notes

Depending on the report and the procedures at your agency, reviewers may create a set of internal, supporting notes that record additional background information, discuss technical reporting issues and the conflict of interest analysis, and document significant interactions with the filer.  Such notes can be especially helpful when reviewing the filer’s subsequent reports.  These supporting notes may be stored with the report (e.g., uploaded to the “Documents” tab of a report within Integrity or filed in the folder that holds the hard copy of the report); however, these notes are not part of the report itself, should not be attached to the report, and would not be publicly available using the request procedures applicable to the report.  See “Public Availability of Reports” and “Records Management” for additional information.