Compliance to the Federation Rules
All subscribers have until 30 June of each year to ensure that their organisation is fully compliant with the Federation Rules and to submit a Compliance Statement. The AAF will send an advance reminder notice to members and subscribers, in writing, that compliance statements are to be forwarded on or by the due date.
Compliance statements are to be made in writing on organisational letterhead with the statement being signed by your Authorised Officer (see template below). A template document is also provided for those institutions asserting Levels of Assurance greater than 1.
Email a scanned clearly readable PDF of your Compliance Statement by 30 June to: email@example.com.
Compliance statements will be reviewed by the AAF technical team to ensure compliance.
Overdue Statements: The AAF will write to organisations that are overdue in submitting their Compliance statement to determine the way forward. If you have any questions regarding your organisation’s compliance to the Federation Rules, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New subscribers are required to be fully compliant to the Federation Rules on subscribing to the AAF. The AAF is unable to technically connect new subscribers to the Production Federation until the compliance statement is received and all other requirements have been met.
When will compliance statements be required by?
For existing Subscribers the AAF will require a signed statement stating that your organisation has self-assessed as being compliant on or before 30 June each year.
How often will my organisation be required to sign a compliance statement?
Compliance statements will be sought from organisations using the AAF’s services on an annual basis.