Web-based Comment Response (WCR)
The ESI Web-based Comment Response (WCR) provides web-based support for entering review comments in a very organized and well-documented manner. The reviewer enters the comment into the system (either original comment text or copied text from a pick list of previous comments or references) identifying specific points in the plan documents (page and detail) for reference. The comment is uniquely identified so a “threaded” sequence of discussion and resolution can take place. Once the comments are ready for publication, the reviewer (submitter is used in Dr Checks) can analyze each comment individually and provide responses to resolve the comment. These responses can be supported with graphical materials in the form of pdf attachments that become part of the record or resolutions. The original reviewer then has the opportunity to “back check” the response to determine if the issue has been resolved. Once all comments have been resolved, a detailed documentation of those resolutions is available, essentially forming the “contract” of agreement between the reviewer and submitter on corrections to the final approvable plan. The system provides a robust management level set of controls to task reviewers in discipline areas, establish timelines for review, oversee review progress, communicate with the project team, etc. A very responsive “help desk” capability is available through a contractual arrangement. The system runs on secure servers authenticated by the State Department and Corps of Engineers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who has to use WCR?
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Supervisory Correction of Evaluations (ESI WCR)
- A second evaluation (evaluation 2) is entered by the supervisor, checked off as “check and
resolve.” Once the second evaluation is saved, the status of the responses in the review table will
change showing the number of corrections needed in the “other” column.
- The supervisor should notify the evaluator that corrections are necessary. Once the corrections
have been made to the original evaluation 1 (only the person owning that evaluation can do so
for obvious reasons of maintaining responsibility), the evaluator should notify the supervisor.
- The supervisor should then recheck to see that the correction has been made. If the correction is
properly made the supervisor deletes the evaluation 2. If additional correction is needed,
another round of action is required.
- In the end result, only the corrected evaluations will remain, providing a “clean” response back
to the original comment submitters.