An exception is a monitored employee who requires a different reviewer from the rest of the employees in the department. For example, the sensitive nature of a senior manager's communications may require a more senior person to review them. You can handle this situation by applying exception status to the manager and then assigning a suitable reviewer. Compliance Accelerator treats each exception employee like a separate department within that employee's department. Special permissions are needed to create and manage exceptions and to review an exception's communications.