DSCA Policy Memo 20-37, Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) Exception to Policy (ETP) Standardization Process has been posted.
This memorandum updates chapter 6 of the SAMM to establish new requirements and procedures for the Implementing Agencies (IAs) to request an Exception to Policy (ETP) in order to facilitate more timely case development. Effective immediately, an ETP is required for all policy exceptions including, but not limited to FMS, Building Partner Capacity (BPC), training, and financial policies, except requests associated with prior year adjustment and case closure. IAs must submit ETPs at the earliest possible point in the LOA development process to avoid delays. The DSCA Strategy, Plans, Programs/ Strategic Planning and Integration (SPP/SPI) division is the DSCA office of primary responsibility for this effort.
This memo updates Sections C6.7.4. Request for Exceptions to Policy (ETPs) and C6.7.5. Reduction of Value on Unused FMS and BPC Cases.