OST-Wide Policy Memoranda
OST-Wide Policy Memoranda (OST-WPM) provide interim instructions regarding the official duties and responsibilities of OST employees. OST-WPM are valid for one year. At the end of the initial expiration period, each one is evaluated for relevance. OST-WPM may be extended for one year, superseded by updated guidance, or converted to permanent policy (an OST DS Chapter). The effective date is the date a signature of approval is placed upon the document. The expiration date is one year from the effective date. An OST-Wide Policy Memorandum is established or amended only in writing and only by the Special Trustee for American Indians or the Principal Deputy Special Trustee. There are no current interim policies to publish.