FWS DATA STANDARD PHASE DEFINITIONS


Adopted - A standard is “Adopted” when it has been approved by the Assistant Director for Information Resources.


FWS Created and Adopted – A standard is “Created and Adopted” when defined by the FWS, refined by internal review and then approved by the Assistant Director for Information Resources.


In Review - A standard is “In Review” when the Director has distributed the standard to the Service Directorate for review. "In Review" also includes the period of time when the Data Steward is considering the comments received from the Service Directorate.


Retired – A standard is “Retired” when it is no longer in effect in the FWS. Its retirement was requested by the data steward and approved by the Assistant Director for Information Resources.