As with all technological innovations, the implementation doesn’t always go as fast as we would like. Based on conversations with the various technology support people, we should be ready for use no later than January 15. We hope that the system will be ready earlier. To ensure that everyone will have sufficient time to submit their annual report, the Commission has decided, FOR THIS YEAR ONLY
, to extend the due date for the Annual Report to January 31, 2017.
From user experience, the completion of the form will take approximately 20 minutes if you have all of the necessary information prepared. The uploading of any supporting documents will take approximately an additional 10 minutes. Detailed, step-by-step instructions with screenshots will be provided to all centers and online tutorial sessions will be scheduled beginning the week of January 16, 2017.
We will keep you up to date as to the progress of the implementation process. In the meantime, we suggest that you utilize the current Appendix 1 (found in the ACPExchange
) to organize your responses and gather the necessary documents that will need to be uploaded. This way, when the system does go live, you will be ready to complete the form and upload.
All centers who have a 5-year review in 2017 will also be using the new system, so watch for more information in mid-January.