OAS is taking aggressive steps to not only eliminate the backlog but to institute practices and processes that will avoid backlogs in the future. These include:

  • developing and implementing contracts that are being awarded on a reservation-by-reservation basis; these contracts will result in a more cost effective and efficient acquisition process

  • ensuring that each new appraisal request is analyzed to determine the Scope of Work necessary to meet the client's need and produce a credible appraisal

  • using alternative appraisal methodologies and techniques such as automated valuation models (AVM), mass appraisal systems and market studies