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Developing Policies

To help ensure a safe, organized, and pleasant workplace, you need policies and procedures. Here are some tips to help develop policies.

  • Clearly outline the goal.
  • Research what other communities do. Adapt as needed to your situation.
  • Apply plain language principles to write the policy.
  • Encourage staff to review a draft policy. Ask the public to review it too, if appropriate.
  • Make sure your superiors support the policy. In some cases, you may need a legal review of the policy.
  • Implement the policy.
  • Evaluate and revise, as needed.

Each community is different. Here are some sample policies you may want to consider.

Policy Development

policy-development.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/11 16:41 (external edit)