Policies guide service delivery decisions that support the District’s vision and goals. They guide the allocation of staff resources and how District staff operates in the case of administrative policies and procedures. Policies address a problem or issue that is generally perceived as significant to the community.
A policy is a guideline for employees to follow in making decisions best for Sparwood.
It provides a framework for the delegation of decision making, eliminates misunderstandings, reduces uncertainties and enables goals and objectives to be met. Some latitude is allowed in decision making, dependent upon circumstances, otherwise it would be considered a rule or procedure. However, in making decisions, the intent of the policy must be followed.
Policies are intended to: