A set of policies are principles, rules, and guidelines formulated or adopted by an organization to reach its long-term goals and typically published in a booklet or other form that is widely accessible.
Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in day-to-day operations of the organization. Together, policies and procedures ensure that a point of view held by the governing body of an organization is translated into steps that result in an outcome compatible with that view.
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The policies and procedures were explained in detail to each employee during their first week of employment with the company.
Every company has different policies and procedures. Your first day you will be given a packet that outlines what the company expects as far as dress code, behaviors, time off and holidays. It is good to keep it on hand to reference when questions arise about what the company allows and doesnï¿½t allow.
After reviewing his handbook, Peter realized that the policies and procedures did indeed ban the use of personal computers and cell phones at work and that several of his employees were in violation.