Instructions for Reviewing and Processing REPAs

General information
Designating an Alternate Approver
Reviewing and Processing REPAs
Batch Approving Multiple REPAs
Managing e-mail notifications regarding REPAs awaiting your review
Conflict of Interest Program Contact Information


General information

Each REPA filer has one or two designated approvers who are charged with reviewing REPA disclosures to ensure they are, to the best of their knowledge, complete and accurate.

Timely reviews of REPAs are required to ensure conflicts of interest are identified and managed expeditiously.

These instructions provide you with the means to process REPAs in a timely fashion.


Designating an Alternate Approver

Primary approvers are encouraged to designate alternate approvers to review and process REPAs. Since an alternate approver can process only REPAs created after the designation is made, the best practice is to designate alternate approvers before the annual REPA season begins.


Reviewing and Processing REPAs

NOTE: EGMS provides an option for Approvers to batch approve in a single step all REPAs containing “no” responses to all 5 general questions, and REPAs containing “yes” responses to general questions 4 and/or 5. For instructions on batch approval, see the section below titled “Batch Approving Multiple REPAs“.


Batch Approving Multiple REPAs

On the EGMS Home Page (http://egms.umn.edu), click on EGMS Forms.


Managing e-mail notifications regarding REPAs awaiting your review

Primary approvers can choose to receive an email notice when a REPA has been forwarded for review:

Alternate Approvers: Alternate Approvers do not receive e-mail notification of REPAs waiting for review. As an Alternate Approver, you must monitor whether forms are waiting for your review. If you see a REPA form on your list as an Alternate Approver, do not review and approve the form unless you are asked to do so by the Approver, as the Approver may have more than one designated Alternate Approver.


Conflict of Interest Program Contact Information
For REPA assistance, contact the REPA Helpline at (612) 626-1462, or send an email to repamail@umn.edu.