How is the amendment process initiated?
Requests for amendments must be in writing. They cannot be done orally or by e-mail. CSs are encouraged to discuss the proposed amendment with staff before submitting. All amendment requests must be signed by a person who has the legal authority to bind the CS. The CS initiates the process by sending a letter to the Director, PD, specifying EXACTLY what the CS wants to change in the agreement. Before doing so, the CS should carefully read the entire agreement (including Attachment A) and identify all sections that would have to be changed if its request were approved. If the changes in Attachment A would be extensive, the CS should include a suggested revision of Attachment A that incorporates its changes. The CS should also include a detailed explanation of why it is requesting the amendment.