The creation of your Operational Policies and Procedures is one of services we provide. We wrote numerous Policies and Procedures for government agencies, service providers, and manufactures. This is a service we feel, cannot be done properly if there is no or limited understanding of the operational, legal, or accounting side of a company. Considering our experience and expertise in all of these areas, we are the perfect company to assist you in creating your Policies and Procedures documents.
Policies and Procedures are important because these are a set of documents that reflect the Operational Policies and Procedures you would like to set for your company. They are needed for virtually all companies, big and small. Some of the reasons are as follows:
They ensure repeatable behavior.
They are needed to meet the operational goals and objectives.
Avoids in part, extensive and expensive cross training of employees.
There will be no confusion about how to execute certain tasks and duties.
No confusion among your employees.
Provide a control tool for management and employees alike.
They are required to comply with Government contracts you like to bid on.
In some cases, they are also required to comply with the law, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
They are required for certain certification, such as ISO Quality Standards or other certifications and requirements as set by your (potential) clients.
Operating Policies and Procedures are different types of Policies and Procedures such as Human Resources, Safety Procedures, Job Specific Policies, and Business Function Specific Policies and Procedures. Business Function Specific Policies and Procedures are, for instance, the purchasing function, accounting function, and general office functions. Operating Policies and Procedures outline the flow of things
Besides their function. what set policies and procedures documents apart from other documents are the way in which they are written. In order to ensure the integrity and to be most effective, documents have to meet certain requirements that are consistent for, and in line with, all policies and procedures throughout your company.
There must be a chapter to include the history of changes made by date and subject.
The context has to describe the actions and activities to be performed
The context has to be consistence throughout the documents and ensure consistent results.
There can be no caps in a policy within a procedure
There must be provisions for feedback and control for management.
The documents must be in plain language and clear for everybody at all skill levels
All policies and procedures described should be in compliance with the goals and objectives of your company.